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1068. Violation of FCC Regulations—47 U.S.C. § 502

Under 47 U.S.C. § 502, any person who willfully and knowingly violates a regulation of the Federal Communications Commission is subject to a maximum fine of $500 for each day on which a violation occurs. Two pertinent regulations are found in 47 C.F.R. §§ 2.701 and 15.9, which prohibit the use of radio devices to intercept or record conversations unless all parties to the conversation first consent.

[cited in USAM 9-60.200]