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$10K Forfeiture to Romayne Davis for Pirate Radio Operations

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Released: November 20, 2013

Federal Communications Commission

DA 13-2215

Before the

Federal Communications Commission

Washington, D.C. 20554

In the Matter of



Romayne Davis


File No.: EB-FIELDSCR-12-00002931


NAL/Acct. No.: 201332600005

Oakland Park, Florida


FRN: 0022583249


Adopted: November 20, 2013


November 20, 2013

By the Regional Director, South Central Region, Enforcement Bureau:


In this Forfeiture Order (Order), we issue a monetary forfeiture in the amount of ten

thousand dollars ($10,000) to Romayne Davis for willful and repeated violations of Section 301 of the

Communications Act of 1934, as amended.1

The noted violations involved Mr. Davis’ operation of an

unlicensed radio transmitter on the frequency 89.5 MHz in Oakland Park, Florida.


On April 5, 2013, the Enforcement Bureau’s Miami Office issued a Notice of Apparent

Liability for Forfeiture (NAL) in the amount of $10,000 to Mr. Davis.2

Mr. Davis has not filed a response to

the NAL. Based on the information before us, we affirm the forfeiture.


ACCORDINGLY, IT IS ORDERED that, pursuant to Section 503(b) of the

Communications Act of 1934, as amended,3 and Sections 0.111, 0.204, 0.311, and 1.80(f)(4) of the

Commission’s rules,4 Romayne Davis IS LIABLE FOR A MONETARY FORFEITURE in the amount

of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) for violations of Section 301 of the Communications Act of 1934, as



Payment of the forfeiture shall be made in the manner provided for in Section 1.80 of the

Commission’s rules within thirty (30) calendar days after the release date of this Order.6

If the forfeiture

is not paid within the period specified, the case may be referred to the U.S. Department of Justice for

enforcement of the forfeiture pursuant to Section 504(a) of the Communications Act of 1934, as


Romayne Davis shall send electronic notification of payment to on

the date said payment is made. The payment must be made by check or similar instrument, wire

transfer, or credit card, and must include the NAL/Account Number and FRN referenced above.

Regardless of the form of payment, a completed FCC Form 159 (Remittance Advice) must be submitted.8

1 47 U.S.C. § 301.

2 Romayne Davis, Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture, 28 FCC Rcd 4291 (Enf. Bur. 2013).

3 47 U.S.C. § 503(b).

4 47 C.F.R. §§ 0.111, 0.204, 0.311, 1.80(f)(4).

5 47 U.S.C. § 301.

6 47 C.F.R. § 1.80.

7 47 U.S.C. § 504(a).

8 An FCC Form 159 and detailed instructions for completing the form may be obtained at


Federal Communications Commission

DA 13-2215

When completing the FCC Form 159, enter the Account Number in block number 23A (call sign/other

ID) and enter the letters “FORF” in block number 24A (payment type code). Below are additional

instructions you should follow based on the form of payment you select:


Payment by check or money order must be made payable to the order of the Federal

Communications Commission.

Such payments (along with the completed Form 159) must be

mailed to Federal Communications Commission, P.O. Box 979088, St. Louis, MO 63197-

9000, or sent via overnight mail to U.S. Bank – Government Lockbox #979088, SL-MO-C2-

GL, 1005 Convention Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63101.


Payment by wire transfer must be made to ABA Number 021030004, receiving bank

TREAS/NYC, and Account Number 27000001. To complete the wire transfer and ensure

appropriate crediting of the wired funds, a completed Form 159 must be faxed to U.S. Bank

at (314) 418-4232 on the same business day the wire transfer is initiated.


Payment by credit card must be made by providing the required credit card information on

FCC Form 159 and signing and dating the Form 159 to authorize the credit card payment.

The completed Form 159 must then be mailed to Federal Communications Commission, P.O.

Box 979088, St. Louis, MO 63197-9000, or sent via overnight mail to U.S. Bank –

Government Lockbox #979088, SL-MO-C2-GL, 1005 Convention Plaza, St. Louis, MO



Any request for making full payment over time under an installment plan should be sent


Chief Financial Officer—Financial Operations, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th

Street, S.W., Room 1-A625, Washington, D.C.

20554.9 If you have questions regarding payment

procedures, please contact the Financial Operations Group Help Desk by phone, 1-877-480-3201, or by



IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that a copy of this Order shall be sent by both First Class

Mail and Certified Mail, Return Receipt Requested, to Romayne Davis at his address of record.


Dennis P. Carlton

Regional Director, South Central Region

Enforcement Bureau

9 See 47 C.F.R. § 1.1914.


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