WASHINGTON Dec 22 Total Call Mobile will pay
$30 million to settle allegations the company enrolled tens of
thousands of duplicate and ineligible consumers into the
Lifeline program for low-income consumers, the U.S. Federal
Communications Commission said on Thursday.
As a condition of the settlement, Total Call admitted to
engaging in "fraudulent practices" and will permanently lose its
authorizations to participate in the Lifeline program anywhere
in the United States, the FCC said in a news release.
(Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Mohammad Zargham)