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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Verizon Communications, Inc.

28 instances of misconduct since 1995 | $554.9M in penalties

Verizon Communications, Inc. provides broadband and other wireline and wireless communication services to mass market, business, government and wholesale customers.

Correspondence Date
Letter to Verizon 3/16/2013
FY Rank Contract Awards
2016 #81 $682.1M
2015 N/A $10.6M
2014 #68 $811.7M
2013 #92 $581.6M
2012 N/A $525.0M
2011 #69 $955.7M

28 Instances of Misconduct since 1995

2 additional instances of misconduct pending resolution.

Date Instance Penalty
Total  
6/2/2017 Pennsylvania Copper Network Settlement
Verizon Communications, Inc.
$0
3/13/2017 Breach of Agreement to Provide FiOS Service to New York City Residents
Verizon Communications, Inc.
Pending
5/12/2015 Illegal Mobile Cramming
Verizon Communications, Inc.
$70,000,000
9/3/2014 Consumer Privacy Investigation
Verizon Communications, Inc.
$7,400,000
8/16/2012 Broadband/Video/Wireless Market Collusion
Verizon Communications, Inc.
$0
7/31/2012 Blocking Consumers’ Access to Certain Mobile Broadband Applications
Verizon Communications, Inc.
$1,250,000
7/5/2012 Overcharging California Government Customers for Wireless Services
AT&T Inc., Verizon Communications, Inc.
Pending
2/27/2012 Moore, et al. v. Verizon Communications (Cramming)
Verizon Communications, Inc.
$0
12/16/2011 Massachusetts Overbilling
Verizon Communications, Inc.
$814,000
7/6/2011 Disability Discrimination
Verizon Communications, Inc.
$20,000,000
5/24/2011 Verizon Wireless Data Charges (Class-Action Lawsuit)
Verizon Communications, Inc.
$52,800,000
4/5/2011 U.S. ex rel. Shea, et al. v. Verizon Communications (False Claims on GSA Telecom Services Contracts)
Verizon Communications, Inc.
$96,525,411
11/30/2010 California Family Care and Medical Leave Lawsuit
Verizon Communications, Inc.
$6,011,190
10/28/2010 Verizon Wireless Data Charges (FCC Investigation)
Verizon Communications, Inc.
$25,000,000
7/11/2008 Early Termination Fee Lawsuit
Verizon Communications, Inc.
$21,000,000
8/28/2007 Illegal Late and Reconnect Fees
Verizon Communications, Inc.
$10,000,000
6/14/2007 Unlawfully Obtained Proprietary Information
Verizon Communications, Inc.
$0
5/4/2007 Service Quality Deficiencies
Verizon Communications, Inc.
$1,250,000
2/17/2005 Failure to Pay Overtime Wages
Verizon Communications, Inc.
$137,870
7/23/2004 Violations of the Communications Act of 1934
Verizon Communications, Inc.
$300,000
1/1/2004 Termination of an Agreement
Verizon Communications, Inc.
$175,000,000
11/5/2003 Starpower Communications, LLC v. Verizon South, Inc. (Violation of Interconnection Agreement)
Verizon Communications, Inc.
$12,059,149
8/6/2003 Violation of FCC Affiliate Transaction Rules
Verizon Communications, Inc.
$283,800
4/18/2003 Core Communications, Inc. v. Verizon Maryland, Inc. (Violation of Interconnection Agreement)
Verizon Communications, Inc.
$0
2/28/2003 Premature Marketing of Long Distance Services
Verizon Communications, Inc.
$5,700,000
8/16/2002 Failure to Comply with Merger Conditions
Verizon Communications, Inc.
$260,000
5/2/2002 Cox Virginia Telecom, Inc. v. Verizon South, Inc. (Violation of Interconnection Agreement)
Verizon Communications, Inc.
$0
2/26/2002 Pregnancy Bias
Verizon Communications, Inc.
$49,000,000
2/21/2002 Global NAPs, Inc. v. Verizon Communications et al. (Violation of Merger Order)
Verizon Communications, Inc.
$0
9/10/2001 Violations of FCC Posting Rule
Verizon Communications, Inc.
$77,000

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