Charter Settles $40 Million Fraud Claim

Farrell, Mike
May 2006
Multichannel News;5/8/2006, Vol. 27 Issue 19, p22
The article reports on the decision of Charter Communications Inc. to settle its fraud lawsuit against Billy Ray Jones, the one-time owner of Crown Fiber Communications, a Georgia cable-construction firm. The charges Charter made against Jones are provided. According to depositions filed with the court, three former executives of Charter including senior vice president of engineering John Pietri found no evidence of fraud, overbilling or subpar work done by Crown. According to Pietri, it would have been impossible for Crown Fiber to overcharge Charter.


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