- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 27, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Three Utah telemarketing companies and their owner have been ordered to pay approximately $500,000 for dialing phone numbers on the Do Not Call Registry nearly 100 million times and making more than 4 million additional calls that included misleading statements to induce the sale of DVDs.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports U.S. District Judge Robert Shelby imposed the penalty Friday and also entered a permanent injunction that prohibits Forrest S. Baker III and his companies - Feature Films for Families Inc., Corporations for Character L.C. and Family Films of Utah Inc. - from engaging in deceptive and abusive telemarketing practices.

The judge’s order stems from a complaint filed by the U.S. Department of Justice at the request of the Federal Trade Commission.

The complaint went to trial in Salt Lake City’s federal court in May 2016.


Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, http://www.sltrib.com

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