What is it about Utah that it has such a high percentage of crooks
running scams as well as crooks serving in its state legislature?
(Utah's the Ponzi scheme capital of the US, for those who don't know.)
SALT LAKE CITY -- A jury has ruled that a Utah company violated the Do
Not Call Registry, making nearly 100 million telemarketing calls to
The verdict in the Federal Trade Commission's lawsuit against
Corporations for Character, Feature Films for Families and Family
Films of Utah was handed down late Wednesday, court records show. The
jury found the companies made 99,990,565 phone calls to numbers placed
on the Do Not Call Registry.
The jury also found the companies broke the law on several other
counts, including Making False Statements in Connection with
Telemarketing, Ignoring Entity-Specific Do Not Call Requests, Failing
to Transmit Information to Caller Identification Services, Failing to
Make Required Oral Disclosures and Abandoning Calls.
Previous court filings indicate the companies faced a potential
penalty of $11,000 to $16,000 per violation -- making potential
damages in the case nearly $1 trillion.
U.S. District Court Judge Robert Shelby has not imposed a judgment. It
is anticipated the companies would appeal of such a fine.