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Lawsuit: Sprint charged US gov’t $21 million too much for spying on us

• ars technica

The US government today filed suit against Sprint, alleging that the company overcharged government agencies when submitting expense reimbursement requests for wiretap operations that spied on Sprint customers.

Sprint "knowingly submitted false claims to federal law enforcement agencies, such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), US Marshals Service (USMS), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and others, by including unallowable costs in their charges for carrying out court orders authorizing wiretaps, pen registers, and trap devices," US attorneys wrote  ....

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Comment by Lola Flores
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And we gladly paid it and will pay it again, as needed.  Yessir, they don't call us the land of the free and home of the brave for nothing.  

Comment by Ed Price
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This would have happened even if Snowden had not reported the wpying. So, why7 are they going after Snowden and blaming him?

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