The FCC has suspended Jay Soled and Benjamin Rowner from participating in the E-rate program. The two acted as co-conspirators to defraud the E-rate program. According to the suspension, notice both Mr. Soled and Mr. Rowner admitted to devising schemes to defraud the E-rate program. The two are serving 27 months in federal prison to be followed by twenty four months of supervised release. Both have been ordered to pay $271,716 restitution.
The FCC has started debarment proceedings against both individuals.
The FCC Suspension Notices:
Mr. Soled Suspension Notice: /docs/2010/04/MrSoledFCCSuspensionNotice.pdf
Mr. Rowner Suspension Notice: /docs/2010/04/MrRownerFCCSuspensionNotice.pdf