Saturday, November 21, 2009

Video Relay Charges

David Simmons of Austin is among those charged with trying to defraud the government of money from the FCC's Video Relay program which is intended to help the deaf and hard-of-hearing communicate. More than two dozen people around the country face charges that they made it appear than deaf people were using the system of interpreters and web camera but were not. The TRS Fund reimburses companies who help the deaf use the system. Simmons worked for Mascom LLC in advertising.