AT&T Accused of Improper Billing

    The AT&T Inc. logo is displayed outside a store in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, July 11, 2011. AT&T will announce earnings on July 21. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

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    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.

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