Sprint is agreeing to pay $15.5 million to settle a lawsuit brought by the Obama administration that accuses the Overland Park, Kansas carrier of overcharging the government for wiretapping its customers.
Sprint did not admit wrongdoing in the settlement announced Friday in a San Francisco federal court filing (PDF).
The government, in its 2014 lawsuit, accused Sprint of overbilling $21 million for what San Francisco US Attorney Melinda Haag described as “court-ordered intercepts.” The suit said Sprint inflated bills by approximately 58 percent between 2007 and 2010.
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