The Indiana Attorney General Steve Carter on Tuesday fined six Indiana companies a total of more than $5 million for violating the state's pre-recorded message statute.
The law requires companies to use a live person to gain consent from the receiving person prior to using pre-recorded phone calls.
Facing fines are Fax.com, FSL Connect, Blue Skies Inc., Weight Loss Center of South Bay Inc, Compass Care Inc., and Senior Solutions LLC.
Today's announcement seems to answer the question as to why Carter put the political parties on notice of his intent to enforce the law. But it still begs the question as to why Carter's office has taken no action against political parties and candidates which have also recently violated the law. Are the politicians being afforded a break Carter was unwilling to afford to private businesses?
It should be noted that Fax.com alone was fined $5 million. The other companies received relatively small fines. The fines are said to result from investigations dating back as far as 2004.