AT&T is Accused of Paying Bribes To Get States To Pass Favorable Laws





Today the US government provided more details on how a former AT&T executive allegedly pushed some state lawmakers to pass favorable laws for its business.

According to the accusation that is part of a criminal trial set for September 2024, former AT&T Illinois President Paul La Schiazza and three AT&T employees worked to unlawfully influence then-Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan to pass laws that would help AT&T, according to a new court filing.

The US government says that after payments were made, Illinois passed legislation to eliminate AT&T’s Carrier of Last Resort, making changes to landline phone service and a second legislation related to small cell deployments that helped AT&T.

Its alleged that about $22,500 was paid over nine monthly payments to help get the bills paid. This as these laws would result in millions saved for AT&T according to a report from Arstechnica.

According to the government, they believe these payments were unlawful and helped AT&T gain an advantage. These payments all had no connection to legitimate business needed by AT&T.

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