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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 155 / Tuesday, August 12, 2014 / Notices years pursuant to 47 CFR 54.8. Attached is the debarment letter, DA 14–995, which was mailed to Mr. Cahoon and released on July 15, 2014. The complete text of the notice of debarment is available for public inspection and copying during regular business hours at the FCC Reference Information Center, Portal II, 445 12th Street SW., Room CY–A257, Washington, DC 20554. In addition, the complete text is available on the FCC’s Web site at http: //www.fcc.gov. The text may also be purchased from the Commission’s duplicating inspection and copying during regular business hours at the contractor, Best Copy and Printing, Inc., Portal II, 445 12th Street SW., Room CY–B420, Washington, DC 20554, telephone (202) 488–5300 or (800) 378– 3160, facsimile (202) 488–5563, or via email http://www.bcpiweb.com. Federal Communications Commission. Theresa Z. Cavanaugh, Chief, Investigations and Hearings Division, Enforcement Bureau. July 15, 2014 DA 14–995 emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES SENT VIA CERTIFIED MAIL, RETURN RECEIPT REQUESTED AND E-MAIL Mr. Bryan J. Cahoon Register Number 95443–038 FMC Devens Federal Medical Center P.O. Box 879 Ayer, MA 01432 Re: Notice of Debarment, FCC Case No. EB–IHD–13–00010969 Dear Mr. Cahoon: The Federal Communications Commission (Commission) hereby notifies you that, pursuant to Section 54.8 of its rules, you are prohibited from participating in activities associated with or relating to the schools and libraries universal service support mechanism (E-Rate program) for three years from either the date of your receipt of this Notice of Debarment or of its publication in the Federal Register, whichever is earlier in time (Debarment Date).1 On March 17, 2014, the Commission’s Enforcement Bureau sent you a Notice of Suspension and Initiation of Debarment Proceedings (Suspension Notice) 2 that was published in the 1 47 CFR 54.8(e), (g); see also id. 0.111 (delegating authority to the Enforcement Bureau to resolve universal service suspension and debarment proceedings). 2 Letter from Theresa Z. Cavanaugh, Chief, Investigations and Hearings Division, FCC Enforcement Bureau, to Bryan J. Cahoon, Notice of Suspension and Initiation of Debarment Proceedings, 29 FCC Rcd 1924 (Enf. Bur. 2014) (Suspension Notice); Bryan J. Cahoon, Erratum, FCC VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:45 Aug 11, 2014 Jkt 232001 Federal Register on June 17, 2014.3 The Suspension Notice suspended you from participating in activities associated with or relating to the E-Rate program. It also described the basis for initiating debarment proceedings against you, the applicable debarment procedures, and the effect of debarment. As discussed in the Suspension Notice, in June 2013 you were convicted of one count of fraud and theft of federal funds in connection with the E-Rate program.4 This fraud and theft occurred while you were employed as the Director of the Information Technology Department (IT Department) for the City of Lawrence, Massachusetts, and as a city subcontractor through your company, Networks@Home, LLC (Networks@Home).5 As Director of the IT Department, you defrauded the ERate program by, among other things, circumventing the state’s procurement requirements to provide bidding information and instructions, and award contracts, to your friends and business associates.6 You also hired friends and associates to perform work for the City of Lawrence as interns.7 Then, as a city subcontractor through Networks@Home, you billed the City of Lawrence for the same work at inflated rates.8 As a result, the City of Lawrence was doublebilled.9 At least a portion of the funds that you obtained as a result of your fraudulent schemes were E-Rate funds that the City of Lawrence had received to improve its schools’ and libraries’ network and technological infrastructure.10 Pursuant to Section 54.8(c) of the Commission’s rules, your conviction of criminal conduct in connection with the E-Rate program is the basis for this debarment.11 In accordance with the Commission’s debarment rules, you were required to file with the Commission any opposition to your suspension or its scope, or to your proposed debarment or its scope, no later than 30 calendar days from either the date of your receipt of the Suspension Notice or of its publication in the Federal Register, whichever date occurred first.12 The Case No. EB–IHD–13–00010969 (Mar. 11, 2014) (correcting the address in the caption of the Suspension Notice) (Attachment 1). 3 79 Fed. Reg. 34527 (June 17, 2014). 4 Suspension Notice, 29 FCC Rcd at 1925. 5 Id. 6 Id. at 1925–26. 7 Id. at 1926. 8 Id. 9 Id. 10 See id. at 1925–26. 11 47 CFR 54.8(c). 12 Id. 54.8 (e)(3)–(4). Any opposition had to be filed no later than April 16, 2014. PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 47131 Commission did not receive any such opposition from you. For the foregoing reasons, you are debarred from participating in activities associated with or related to the E-Rate program for three years from the Debarment Date.13 During this debarment period, you are excluded from participating in any activities associated with or related to the E-Rate program, including the receipt of funds or discounted services through the ERate program, or consulting with, assisting, or advising applicants or service providers regarding the E-Rate program.14 Sincerely, Theresa Z. Cavanaugh, Chief Investigations and Hearings Division Enforcement Bureau cc: Johnnay Schrieber, Universal Service Administrative Company (via e-mail) Rashann Duvall, Universal Service Administrative Company (via email) William F. Bloomer, United States Attorney’s Office, District of Massachusetts (via e-mail) [FR Doc. 2014–19073 Filed 8–11–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meeting AGENCY: Federal Election Commission DATE AND TIME: Tuesday July 22, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. PLACE: 999 E Street NW., Washington, DC This meeting will be closed to the public. STATUS: Federal Register Notice of Previous Announcement—79 FR 42009 This meeting will be continued at the conclusion of the open meeting on August 14, 2014. * * * * * CHANGE IN THE MEETING: PERSON TO CONTACT FOR INFORMATION: Judith Ingram, Press Officer, Telephone: (202) 694–1220. Shelley E. Garr, Deputy Secretary of the Commission. [FR Doc. 2014–19187 Filed 8–8–14; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 6715–01–P 13 Id. 14 Id. E:\FR\FM\12AUN1.SGM 54.8(e)(5), (g). 54.8(a)(1), (5), (d). 12AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 155 (Tuesday, August 12, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Page 47131]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-19187]


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FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION


Sunshine Act Meeting

AGENCY: Federal Election Commission

DATE AND TIME:  Tuesday July 22, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.

PLACE:  999 E Street NW., Washington, DC

STATUS:  This meeting will be closed to the public.

Federal Register Notice of Previous Announcement--79 FR 42009

CHANGE IN THE MEETING:  This meeting will be continued at the 
conclusion of the open meeting on August 14, 2014.
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PERSON TO CONTACT FOR INFORMATION:  Judith Ingram, Press Officer, 
Telephone: (202) 694-1220.

Shelley E. Garr,
Deputy Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2014-19187 Filed 8-8-14; 4:15 pm]
BILLING CODE 6715-01-P