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Feds Sue Sprint For $21M Overcharge For Wiretaps

Oh, irony. Not only did they help eavesdrop on customers, they overcharged for it!
Feds Sue Sprint For $21M Overcharge For Wiretaps

Via slashdot:

The U.S. Department of Justice has filed suit against Sprint Corp. for charging the government $21 million more than it was entitled to for helping federal agents tap the phones of Sprint customers.

Between 2007 and 2010, Sprint cooperated with warrants from federal law-enforcement agencies, but charged 58 percent more for its help than it was allowed to, according to a lawsuit filed March 3 in San Francisco by the U.S. Attorney’s office, according to Wired, which picked up the story.

The suit has little or nothing to do with recent scandals over National Security Agency (NSA) eavesdropping ...

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