DOTHAN, Ala. — Kraig Beahn, the local telecommunications CEO charged with stealing service from Mediacom, was charged in another similar case in Dothan, Ala., in 2009, court records show.
Beahn is the CEO of L2Networks, a telecommunications company that was once indicated it would challenge Mediacom as a local provider of high speed telephone and television service.
He was charged Jan. 5 with theft of services for allegedly tapping into a Mediacom outlet and running the signal into a client’s building for phone service. He’s out of jail on a $10,000 bond.
This wasn’t the first time he’s been arrested for theft. According to the Houston County, Ala., Circuit Court Clerk, Beahn was charged in July 2009 with theft of services in Dothan, Ala.
While the details surrounding that charge weren’t provided by the clerk’s office, officials did say that the charge against Beahn was dismissed by a circuit court judge in March 2011 after he agreed to pay $5,000 in restitution.
Beahn and L2Networks were granted a franchise agreement to provide high-speed Internet access and Video-Over-Internet Service by the Albany City Commission in 2010. That agreement came after Beahn and the Albany Water, Gas & Light Commission partnered to explore providing a residential alternative to Mediacom.
That partnership dissolved before any meaningful headway could be made.
Currently, L2Networks provides phone service for the city of Albany.