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