UH, OKAY: US Government Sues Sprint For Overcharging for Wiretaps

Published on March 6, 2014

Sprint has come under fire from the US government over claims that it tacked on excessive charges for court-ordered wiretaps.

The government filed a complaint against Sprint in US District Court in San Francisco on Monday. The complaint says that government agencies, like the FBI and the Drug Enforcement Administration, were allegedly overcharged $21 million for wiretaps by Sprint.

“Sprint inflated its charges by approximately 58 percent,” the complaint reads. “As a result of Sprint’s false claims, the United States paid over $21 million in unallowable costs from January 1, 2007 to July 31, 2010.”

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