FCC Chairman Pai says pleased report found no favoritism on Sinclair deal


WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said on Monday he was pleased the U.S. communication regulator’s inspector general had concluded there was no evidence of impropriety relating to the proposed, and now defunct, merger of Sinclair Broadcasting Group and Tribune Media Co (TRCO.N).

FILE PHOTO: Ajit Pai, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, testifies before a Senate Appropriations Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 20, 2017. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein/File Photo

“I’m pleased that the Office of Inspector General has concluded that there was ‘no evidence, nor even the suggestion, of impropriety, unscrupulous behavior, favoritism toward Sinclair, or lack of impartiality related to the proposed Sinclair-Tribune Merger,’” Pai said in a statement.

Reporting by Chris Sanders; Editing by Dan Grebler

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