DIRECTV Shall Recover $1,691,426 in Compensatory Damages

Defendants Shaikh and his company, ATF, are prior Authorized Dealers for Plaintiff.  Defendants were terminated as Authorized Dealers in December 2011. Defendants facilitated an international group that took confidential account information to receive a commission for the accounts that they open and fees for the installation of equipment they perform. Additionally, Defendants transferred profits from the scheme between the United States and Pakistan.

ATF Judgment

DIRECTV Recovers $693,023.80 in Rebroadcasting Case

DIRECTV entitled to recover of Defendants, Inc., (a Wyoming corporation), Radio, Inc.,, Inc., (a Utah Corporation), Michael Mimbach, Central Utah Cabling, Inc., Bandwidth Industries, Inc., and Shane England.


DIRECTV Awarded $2,393,000

DIRECTV awarded $2,393,000 plus prejudgment interest against the owners and operators of East Coast Cable which was involved in illegally redistributing DIRECTV.

DTV’s Mtn for Damages (2)

220 Judgment Order re DTV’s Mtn for Damages

Cable TV Operator Pleads Guilty to Rebroadcasting DIRECTV’s Signal

Bryson City, N.C- A cable operator pleaded guilty today before U.S.Magistrate Judge Dennis L. Howell to wire fraud and mail fraud charges for fraudulently acquiring and unlawfully rebroadcasting DIRECTV satellite television programming to the customers of Highlands Cable Group, announced Anne M. Tompkins, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina.

Bond Plea Press Release

Mesa Cable Execs get Probation in DIRECTV Scam

Eagle West Communications of Mesa, no longer in business, once served customers from Williams to Cave Creek. But when the company ran into financial trouble in the mid-2000s, McKay and LaBarre concocted a scheme to pipe DirecTV’s signal, obtained fraudulently, to homes and businesses who had cable subscriptions.

68 Judgment in a Criminal Case (McKay) 31 Judgment in a Criminal Case 74 Judgment in a Criminal Case – LaBarre