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New Jersey man faces fine for disrupting Newark airport satellite

Published On: Aug 09 2013 07:30:36 AM EDT
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A New Jersey man faces a fine after regulators said he interfered with a satellite system at one of the nation's busiest airports when he masked his whereabouts from his employer.

Gary Bojczak admitted he installed a jamming device in his company-owned pickup to thwart his employer's GPS tracking system, the Federal Communications Commission said.

The FCC said the jamming device interfered with a satellite system that enhanced navigation signals that used GPS data to aid aircraft approaching, departing and on the ground at Newark Liberty International Airport.


Bojczak surrendered the jamming device after his vehicle was stopped at the airport in 2012, officials said.

He faces nearly $32,000 in fines after the FCC found he unlawfully operated an illegal GPS jammer and interfered with authorized communications.