ABC Slaps Tribune for Circ Fraud

july 13, 2004  09:08 am
he board of directors of the Audit Bureau of Circulations, which just wrapped up its meeting in Vancouver, unanimously voted to slap the Chicago Sun-Times, Newsday of Melville, N.Y., and Hoy for circulation fraud. The most damning of the sanctions: All three papers are to be excluded from next year's FAS-FAX reports, issued every September and March. The reports will explain the absence of the papers by noting they are under "censure." Also, the papers must undergo audits every six months, as opposed to once year and they will be required to "submit to the ABC board a plan of action for correcting their practices."