Last November, state officials got a conviction involving a used-car dealer that rented out space on a tower to two pirate stations. Accused initially of felonious unlicensed broadcasting, but he ultimately copped to a lesser charge.
But what about the cases of Marquis McDonald and Rasheem O’Riley, two men arrested last July who were held up then as being “test cases” for the new law? They were directly involved in the operation of stations and one even admitted to owning some of the radio gear police seized.
An unconfirmed report from Florida suggests their cases have been quietly dropped. I can find no record of this anywhere online. One of those charged has apparently confirmed the dismissal (both are reportedly back on the air).