Thursday, December 4, 2014

Cricket Can't Overbill for Wiretaps in Good Conscious

Cricket Communications has agreed to fork over nearly $2.2 million to resolve claims that it over-billed federal law enforcement agencies for the costs of conducting wiretaps and pen registers, federal authorities announced this week...

“A joint investigation by the Office of Inspector General and the U.S. Attorney’s Office revealed that Cricket overcharged federal law enforcement agencies for executing wiretaps and pen registers from 2007 until Cricket lowered its fees in 2010," the U.S. Attorney’s Office said in the press release. “The settlement agreement resolves the United States’ civil claims against Cricket based on the over-billing." (more)