Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Sprint Communications Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
SoftBank
Penalty: 
$15,500,000
Year: 
2015
Date: 
April 9, 2015
Primary Offense: 
fraud
Violation Description: 

Sprint Communications, Inc., formerly Sprint Nextel Corporation, agreed to pay the government $15.5 million to resolve allegations it defrauded federal law enforcement agencies when recovering its costs of carrying out court-ordered wiretaps, pen registers, and trap devices.

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: 
Japan
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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