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Verizon Tech given 4-year federal prison sentence for $4.5M Equipment Scam

McGruber (1417641) writes | about 2 years ago

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McGruber (1417641) writes "Michael Baxter, the network engineer at the southeastern regional headquarters of Verizon Wireless that submitted hundreds of fraudulent service requests to Cisco (SLASHDOT Article from December 12, 2011: http://yro.slashdot.org/story/11/12/12/0431246/verizon-tech-charged-in-45m-equipment-scam), has been sentenced to four years in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release. Baxter was also ordered to pay $2.3 million in restitution to Cisco Systems, and $462,828 in restitution to Verizon.

Instead of placing the replacement parts into service in the Verizon Wireless network, Baxter took the parts home and sold them to third-party re-sellers for his own profit. He used the money to buy cars, jewelry and multiple cosmetic surgeries for his girlfriend."

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