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AT&T Accused of Improper Billing

You've heard about Nigerian scammers. So has AT&T, the U.S. Justice Department said this week. The Justice Department accused AT&T of receiving more than $16 million for providing a calling service for the deaf when AT&T knew that it was being used by the Nigerian swindlers. The government made the accusations Wednesday as part of a whistle-blower lawsuit in Pittsburgh's federal court. Prosecutors say AT&T could be in violation of the False Claims Act.

March 23, 2012 7:35 AM