Attorney General Todd Rokita, along with seven other attorneys general, today asked the court to take aggressive action against John Caldwell Spiller II, after Spiller violated permanent robocall and telemarketing bans issued in March 2023. 

“Robocalls are not only annoying, but they are also harmful to Hoosiers’ finances,” Attorney General Rokita said. “When robocallers act, innocent victims are at risk even if they simply pick up the phone. Once these deceitful callers know a number is tied to a legitimate person they will continue to target them with one goal in mind – taking their hard-earned money.” 

Attorney General Rokita obtained judgments shutting down a massive robocall operation involving Spiller and other defendants last year.  

As part of the judgment, Spiller was banned from making robocalls or engaging in telemarketing. Despite this permanent injunction, Spiller continued to harass people by making deceptive and abusive robocalls and by helping others make these calls. 

Spiller used aliases and falsified business records filed in various states and with the Federal Communications Commission to continue doing this illegal business. Further, since the attorneys general sued him and his co-defendants, Spiller has set up at least three new businesses through which he engaged in telemarketing and facilitated robocalls. 

Because he violated these bans on robocalling and telemarketing, Attorney General Rokita and the 7-state coalition are asking the court to ban Spiller from engaging in all telephone-related services, to dissolve his existing telephone service companies, and pay $122,339,320.  

Attorney General Rokita has made it a major mission to protect Hoosiers from robocalls since he took office in 2021.  

The Indiana Attorney General’s Office is joined in filing this motion by the Attorneys General of Arkansas, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, and Texas.