Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Sprint
Current Parent Company: 
Deutsche Telekom
Penalty: 
$330,000,000
Year: 
2018
Date: 
December 21, 2018
Offense Group: 
financial offenses
Primary Offense: 
tax violations
Secondary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Violation Description: 

The New York Attorney General announced a $330 million settlement of a False Claims Act lawsuit filed against cellphone company Sprint alleging that for nearly a decade it knowingly failed to collect and remit more than $100 million in state and local sales taxes owed on its flat-rate wireless calling plans sold to New Yorkers.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
New York Attorney General
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
New York
HQ Country of Parent: 
Germany
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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