Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)
Verizon New England, Inc. paid more than $800,000 to settle charges that it overbilled Massachusetts cities and towns for phone service. Hundreds of local government entities in Massachusetts that contracted with Verizon for telephone service were overcharged a total of $1.5 million, which Verizon refunded. According to Verizon, the overbilling occurred in 2006 after inaccurate information was programmed into newly installed billing software. The Massachusetts attorney general claimed the overbilling continued even after Verizon became aware of the problem.
- Misconduct Type
- Government Contract Fraud
- Enforcement Agency
- Contracting Party
- Court Type
- Date of Settlement Announcement