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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Another wasteful debarment

The FCC announced another debarment. It seems a manager at a wiring company pled guilty to and was convicted of scheming with a couple of SBC employees to scam the E-Rate program for over $400,000. He got $16,917 for his part in the scheme. Now he's looking at up to 40 years in prison and $500,000 in fines. But I'm sure what's really keeping him up at night is the knowledge that eventually he will be debarred from the E-Rate program for 3 years.

Really, these debarments just seem like a silly use of the FCC's time. It seems likely that the individual involved will still be in jail long after his debarment ends. And in this case, since the individual involved worked for a sub-contractor, I don't think a debarment would prevent him from playing the same role in a future scam.

But rules are rules, I guess.

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