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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…

Heath v. AT&T (E-Rate Program False Claims)

Todd Heath filed False Claims Act lawsuits against AT&T alleging the company defrauded the Federal Communications Commission’s E-Rate program, which uses funds collected from customers to provide Internet service to schools and libraries. In two separate suits, Heath claims AT&T and several of its subsidiaries violated the program’s rule requiring telecommunications carriers to offer discounted rates to participating entities by overcharging local school districts and libraries. He also claims the company tried to conceal the overbilling.

Misconduct Type
Consumer Affairs
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Pending
Date of First Amended Complaint (WI Bell)
12/9/2011
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
AT&T Inc. $0
Further Information Released
Complaint (Wisconsin Bell) 12/9/2011

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database