Schneiderman writes to FCC about their stonewalling his investigation
Nov 25, 2017 12:15 am
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman wrote an open letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai Nov. 21, about the agency's impending decision to end net neutrality. "The process the FCC has employed to consider potentially sweeping alterations to current net neutrality rules has been corrupted by the fraudulent use of Americans’ identities — and the FCC has been unwilling to assist my office in our efforts to investigate this unlawful activity," he wrote, about the fake names and dead people who have filed most of the comments in favor of scrapping the net neutrality rules enacted during the previous administration. "For six months my office has been investigating who perpetrated a massive scheme to corrupt the FCC’s notice and comment process through the misuse of enormous numbers of real New Yorkers’ and other Americans’ identities. Such conduct likely violates state law — yet the FCC has refused multiple requests for crucial evidence in its sole possession that is vital to permit that law enforcement investigation to proceed," Schneiderman wrote.