Gene Johnson Mar. 23, 2016, 6:37pm


PHILADELPHIA – Metro PCS is being sued by a wireless retailer in Philadelphia over an alleged conspiracy by the retail giant to obstruct or delay interstate commerce by extortion to obtain its assets.

3G Wireless Inc., Joseph Cho, Elite Mobile Inc. and Heather Cho filed a lawsuit Nov. 25 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against Metro PCS Pennsylvania LLC and various company officials, retailers and franchise dealers, alleging racketeering.

On or about June 1, 2008, according to the lawsuit, 3G Wireless, entered into an exclusive dealer contract with Metro PCS whereby 3G Wireless was granted an exclusive license to sell and market Metro PCS products.

As a prerequisite to entering the contract, Metro PCS required 3G Wireless to secure leases, government-issued permits and all other start-up costs, the suit alleges. 3G Wireless claims that Metro PCS conspired to obstruct, delay or effect interstate commerce by extortion to claim 3G Wireless’ assets.

3G Wireless Inc. and Joseph Cho are seeking $3,000 from Metro PCS to cover start-up costs. They are represented by attorney Mark C. Wesoski of Bensalem.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Case number 2:15-cv-06319-MAK

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