Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Cricket Communications Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
AT&T
Penalty: 
$2,174,432
Year: 
2014
Date: 
December 1, 2014
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Violation Description: 

Cricket Communications, Inc., a wireless telecommunications carrier based in San Diego, California, agreed to pay the government $2,174,432 to resolve allegations that it overcharged federal law enforcement agencies for the costs of carrying out court-ordered wiretaps and pen registers.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
U.S. Attorney-Northern District of California
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Texas
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
telecommunications
Specific Industry of Parent: 
telecommunications
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Parent company note: 
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