AT&T overcharged Washington, DC, for 5 years, must pay $1.5 million, AG says

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T&T overcharged the District of Columbia government for more than five years and has “agreed to pay $1.5 million for its failure to comply with its long-term contract with the District for cell phone and Internet services,” DC Attorney General Karl Racine announced Monday. The settlement doesn’t recoup the full amount of overcharges alleged by Washington, DC, which says AT&T “overcharg[ed] District taxpayers by millions of dollars.”

“My office filed suit against AT&T to ensure that it fulfilled its contractual obligation to provide the District government with the least expensive cell phone and data services available,” Racine said. “We are pleased that after filing suit, AT&T immediately sought to resolve the case in a manner that results in making the District and its taxpayers whole.”

AT&T did not admit to any wrongdoing in the settlement.