Brooklyn Detectives, FCC Bust Pirates
Brooklyn, N.Y., detectives arrested two men for allegedly operating a pirate station on 104.7 MHz.
The Kings County District Attorney’s Office says Seon Bruce and Solomon Malka are charged with unauthorized radio transmission, a class-A misdemeanor and could face up to a year in jail.
Detectives bought advertising on the station and an FCC engineer traced the signal to a rooftop antenna on a 50-story building in Manhattan. The detectives seized the transmission equipment.
Solomon told them he installed the equipment and knew the station didn’t have a license, according to the KCDA.
Detectives also found equipment for another station, 91.7 MHz, which was on the air in June. Solomon told detectives he had a license for that station but the FCC says he doesn’t.