AT&T Unit To Pay $8.2M To Settle DOJ Claims

Law360, New York (February 17, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- AT&T Technical Services Corp. has agreed to an $8.2 million settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice to put to rest allegations that the company violated the False Claims Act in connection with a program that provides funding for schools to connect to the Internet.

The settlement, announced by the Justice Department on Friday, relates to a probe of possible fraud and anti-competitive conduct in the Federal Communication Commission’s E-Rate program in Indiana.

The E-Rate program, established by Congress in 1996, helps schools and libraries get...
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