Farrugia settles FTC charges
Charles Farrugia, a defendant in a Federal Trade Commission lawsuit alleging a scam involving telemarketing lists and American businesses, has settled FTC charges for his role in the May 2006 Datacom Marketing case. Farrugia, who was acting as the corporate defendants' president when the case was filed, was added as a defendant in November 2006. The settlement includes a $7,603,094 judgment against Farrugia, which will be suspended upon payment of $275,000 in a specified timely manner. In a settlement announced in September 2007, the original defendants agreed to pay $505,000 and forfeit $1,030,000 in uncashed checks and unpaid invoices.