CenturyLink Alleged Billing Scam

World’s Most Expensive Grapes Sells For $10,900 In Japan
Photo taken July 7, 2016, shows a bunch of Ruby Roman table grapes at a wholesale market in the central Japanese city of Kanazawa. The specialty of Ishikawa Prefecture fetched a record-high 1.1 million yen ($10,900) the same day in the year's first auction, up from 1 million yen marked the previous year. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

Former CenturyLink Inc. employee claims she was fired for blowing the whistle on the telecommunications company’s high-pressure sales culture that left customers paying millions of dollars for accounts they didn’t request, according to a lawsuit filed this week in Arizona state superior court.

CenturyLink shares fell the most in six weeks on the news, while the shares of merger partner Level 3 Communications Inc. also dropped sharply.

The plaintiff, Heidi Heiser, worked from her home for CenturyLink as a customer service and sales agent from August 2015 to October 2016. The suit claims she was fired days after notifying Chief Executive Officer Glen Post of the alleged scheme during a companywide question-and-answer session held on an internal message board. […Read more]

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