Click here for Microsoft Word Version

This document was converted from
WordPerfect or Word to ASCII Text format.

Content from the original version of the document such as
headers, footers, footnotes, endnotes, graphics, and page numbers
will not show up in this text version.

All text attributes such as bold, italic, underlining, etc. from the
original document will not show up in this text version.

Features of the original document layout such as
columns, tables, line and letter spacing, pagination, and margins
will not be preserved in the text version.

If you need the complete document, download the
Word or WordPerfect version or Adobe Acrobat version (above).


                           Before the
                Federal Communications Commission
                     Washington, D.C. 20554

In the Matter of                   )
                              )    File No.:  EB-99-TP-335
Jean R. Jonassaint                 )    NAL/Acct. No.:  X3270002
Orlando, Florida                   )    

                         FORFEITURE ORDER

  Adopted:  May 25, 2000                Released:  May 26, 2000

By the Chief, Enforcement Bureau:

                        I.  INTRODUCTION

     1.   In  this  Forfeiture  Order  (``Order''),  we  issue  a 
monetary  forfeiture  in  the  amount  of  ten  thousand  dollars 
($10,000) against  Jean R.  Jonassaint for  willful and  repeated 
violation of Section 301  of the Communications  Act of 1934,  as 
amended  (``the  Act'').1  The   noted  violation  involves   Mr. 
Jonassaint's  operation  of  an  FM  broadcast  station   without 
Commission authorization. 

     2.   On January 24, 2000, the District Director of the Tampa 
Field Office issued a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture 
(``NAL'') in the amount of  eleven thousand dollars ($11,000)  to 
Mr. Jonassaint.2  Mr. Jonassaint has not filed a response.  Based 
on the  information before  us,  we affirm  the assessment  of  a 
monetary forfeiture in  this matter.  However,  we note that  the 
NAL  incorrectly   stated   that  the   Commission's   forfeiture 
guidelines establish a base amount  of $11,000 for violations  of 
this nature.  The correct base forfeiture amount for operation of 
a  radio   station  without   a  valid   Commission  license   or 
authorization is $10,000.3   We therefore  reduce the  forfeiture 
amount to $10,000.

     3.   ACCORDINGLY, IT IS  ORDERED THAT,  pursuant to  Section 
503(b) of the Act,4 and  Sections 0.111, 0.311 and 1.80(f)(4)  of 
the Commission's  Rules,5 Jean  R. Jonassaint,  IS LIABLE  FOR  A 
MONETARY FORFEITURE  in the  amount of  $10,000 for  willful  and 
repeated violation of the provisions of Section 301 of the Act.

     4.   Payment of the forfeiture shall  be made in the  manner 
provided for in Section 1.80 of the Commission's Rules6 within 30 
days of the release of this Order.  If the forfeiture is not paid 
within the  period specified,  the case  may be  referred to  the 
Department of Justice for  collection pursuant to Section  504(a) 
of the Act.7   Payment may  be made  by credit  card through  the 
Commission's Credit and Debt Management Center at (202)  418-1995 
or by mailing a check or similar instrument, payable to the order 
of the  ``Federal  Communications Commission,''  to  the  Federal 
Communications Commission,  P.O.  Box  73482,  Chicago,  Illinois 
60673-7482.  The payment should  note ``NAL/Acct. No.  X3270002'' 
referenced above.  Requests for full payment under an installment 
plan should be sent to: Chief, Credit and Debt Management Center, 
445 12th Street, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20554.8

     5.   IT IS FURTHER  ORDERED that a  copy of this  Forfeiture 
Order shall be sent by Certified Mail - Return Receipt Requested, 
to Mr. Jean  R. Jonassaint  at 2469 South  Orange Blossom  Trail, 
Orlando, Florida 32805.


                         David H. Solomon
                         Chief, Enforcement Bureau


     1 47 U.S.C.  301.

     2 Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture, NAL Acct. No. 
X3270002 (Enf.  Bur., Tampa  Field Office,  released January  24, 

     3 47  C.F.R. 1.80(b)(4),  Section I.  - Base  Amounts  for 
Section 503 Forfeitures.

     4 47 U.S.C.  503(b).

     5 47 C.F.R.  0.111, 0.311, 1.80(f)(4).

     6 47 C.F.R.  1.80.

     7 47 U.S.C.  504(a).

     8 See 47 C.F.R.  1.1914.