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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…

Verizon Wireless Data Charges (Class-Action Lawsuit)

Verizon Wireless announced it would refund a minimum of $52.8 million to 15 million mobile phone customers who alleged they were wrongly billed for data services. Customers complained that they were charged $1.99 Internet usage fees even when their phones were turned off or when they accidentally launched the Web browser. They alleged that Verizon had known about the problem for two years and rigged phones to make it easy to accidentally launch the browser. See related Verizon Communications instance, “Verizon Wireless Data Charges (FCC Investigation)”.

Misconduct Type
Consumer Affairs
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Settlement
5/24/2011
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Verizon Communications, Inc. $52,800,000
Further Information Released
Law Firm Press Release 2/28/2013

See also:

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database