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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

The federal government routinely awards contracts to companies with histories of misconduct, including contract fraud and other violations. POGO believes that providing this website will help to improve contracting decisions and increase public knowledge of how the government spends billions of taxpayer dollars each year. Read more…

AT&T Inc.

22 instances of misconduct since 1995 | $311.6M in penalties

AT&T provides broadband and other wireline and wireless communication services to mass market, business, government and wholesale customers. AT&T is the largest U.S. provider of local and long distance telephone services, and DSL Internet access and the second largest provider of wireless service in the United States, with over 77 million wireless customers, and more than 150 million total customers.

Correspondence Date
Letter to AT&T 4/22/2009
FY Rank Contract Awards
2016 #74 $764.4M
2015 #87 $629.9M
2014 #89 $598.8M
2013 #85 $602.2M
2012 #94 $611.0M
2011 #89 $743.0M

22 Instances of Misconduct since 1995

5 additional instances of misconduct pending resolution.

Date Instance Penalty
Total  
11/2/2016 Unlawful Information Sharing During SportsNet LA Negotiations
AT&T Inc.
$0
2/9/2016 PCB/TCE Contamination in Aniak, Alaska
AT&T Inc., Exelis, Lockheed Martin
$0
6/17/2015 Misleading Consumers About Unlimited Data Plans
AT&T Inc.
$100,000,000
4/8/2015 Consumer Privacy Violations in Mexico, Colombia and the Philippines
AT&T Inc.
$25,000,000
1/29/2015 Unauthorized Operation of Wireless Stations
AT&T Inc.
$640,000
11/20/2014 Unlawful Disposal of Hazardous Waste in California
AT&T Inc.
$23,800,000
10/28/2014 Unlimited Data Plan “Throttling”
AT&T Inc.
Pending
10/8/2014 Mobile Cramming Settlement
AT&T Inc.
$105,000,000
2/27/2013 Employee Murder OSHA Citation
AT&T Inc.
$7,000
11/6/2012 “Grandfathered” Wireless Data Plan Subscriber Excess Charges
AT&T Inc.
$700,000
7/5/2012 Overcharging California Government Customers for Wireless Services
AT&T Inc., Verizon Communications, Inc.
Pending
3/21/2012 U.S. ex rel. Lyttle v. AT&T (IP Relay Service False Claims)
AT&T Inc.
$21,750,000
12/9/2011 Heath v. AT&T (E-Rate Program False Claims)
AT&T Inc.
Pending
5/19/2010 Waters v. AT&T (Overtime Pay)
AT&T Inc.
$17,000,000
10/13/2009 False Claims Involving E-Rate Program in Missouri
AT&T Inc.
$1,400,000
9/23/2009 EEOC v. AT&T (Disability Discrimination)
AT&T Inc.
$60,000
8/20/2009 EEOC v. AT&T (Age Discrimination)
AT&T Inc.
Pending
2/13/2009 False Claims Involving the E-Rate Program
AT&T Inc.
$8,266,414
1/14/2009 Civil Contempt
AT&T Inc.
$2,050,000
1/14/2009 Hyldahl v. AT&T (FMLA Violation)
AT&T Inc.
$523,349
8/28/2008 McKee v. AT&T (Washington Class Action)
AT&T Inc.
$450,000
7/31/2008 Edwards v. Southwestern Bell Telephone (Racial Discrimination)
AT&T Inc.
$411,339
2/5/2008 Overtime Compensation Lawsuits
AT&T Inc.
Pending
10/19/2007 Religious Discrimination
AT&T Inc.
$756,000
6/27/2006 Overbilling the Federal Government for Telephone Services
AT&T Inc.
$2,946,000
9/9/2004 Fair Credit Reporting Act Violation
AT&T Inc.
$365,000
7/9/2004 Do-Not-Call Violation
AT&T Inc.
$490,000

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