Comcast Executives Sought Cash For Contracts, Suit Says

Law360, New York (November 5, 2013, 1:19 PM EST) -- A cable television and broadband installer accused Comcast Cable Corp. executives of shaking down the company’s contractors for cash payments and kickbacks in exchange for awarding them contracts, according to a pay-to-play and bid-rigging suit filed in Illinois federal court Friday.

Frontline Communications Inc. alleged several high-ranking Comcast employees in Illinois demanded vendors pay them off or face losing the company’s business. When Frontline refused to pay up, its contract was nixed after it had incurred significant business expenses associated with fulfilling its obligations to Comcast,...
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