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Company: Assurance Wireless USA, (F/K/A Virgin Mobile USA, wholly owned by Sprint) (U-4327-C)
Current Parent CompanyT-Mobile US
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Penalty: $41,686,931
Year: 2021
Date: January 1, 2021
Offense Group: consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: consumer protection violation
Violation Description: Settlement between Sprint and CPED where Sprint failed to comply with federal non-usage rules by claiming reimbursement for discounts provided to CA LifeLine participants who should have been de-enrolled from the LifeLine Program between July 2017 to August 2019. Sprint agreed to deposit $34,684,170.70 to the Commission's Advance Collection Account which will be released to the CA LifeLine Program. Sprint was also ordered to remit an additional $7,002,760.60 for interest, and any potential benefits Sprint may have accrued due to overcollection resulting in a total settlement amount of $41,686,931.
Level of Government: state
Action Type: agency action
Agency: California Public Utilities Commission
Civil or Criminal Case: civil
Case ID: Res UEB-008
Facility State: California
HQ Country of Current Parent: USA
HQ State of Current Parent: Washington
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Current Parent: telecommunications
Specific Industry of Current Parent: telecommunications
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