Originally published: October 28, 2010
Last updated: October 28, 2010 - 9:18pm
The Department of Justice Department announced that two men have pleaded guilty to charges that they conspired to defraud the Federal Communications Commission's video relay service program, which allows people who are deaf or hard of hearing to communicate by phone with others.
John Yeh, the owner of Viable Communications, and Joseph Yeh, the company's former vice president for corporate strategy, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud. The men allegedly submitted $55 million in VRS claims to the FCC. John and Joseph Yeh admitted to conspiring with others to pay people to make fraudulent VRS phone calls using Viable's service and then submitting claims for the fraudulent call minutes to the FCC for the VRS services.
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