Congress Investigating Alleged Problems With Martin's Management Of The FCC

from the what's-really-going-on-at-the-FCC dept

It looks like some folks in Congress are beginning to question Kevin Martin's leadership at the FCC. Rep. John Dingell, along with some other Representatives sent a strongly worded letter to Martin demanding he hand over an awful lot of information, including memos, emails, notes and schedules pertaining to a variety of different things. The letter itself (pdf) notes that they're investigating Martin based on "credible" allegations concerning how the FCC has been run under Martin. While the letter details what Dingell is asking for, it doesn't shed too much light on exactly what the allegations are -- so we'll just have to wait and see what comes out down the road.

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    Anonymous Coward, 13 Mar 2008 @ 5:29pm


    >Hopefully this will cause the FCC to grind to a halt for
    >the next year or so.

    Never thought of that, but you have a point. So much for the XM/Sirus merger, eh? I wonder what else will be eligible for evaluation/re-evaluation/put through a means-test. Possibly the 700MHz Sales? You know, that was kind of a red-headed stepchild auction...

    Maybe from this point forward, we can tell who paid him off by what he completes (or tries to complete) through the end of the year.

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