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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…

Starpower Communications, LLC v. Verizon South, Inc. (Violation of Interconnection Agreement)

On November 5, 2003, the Federal Communications Commission awarded Starpower Communications, LLC $12 million in restitution for Verizon’s violation of a previously existing interconnection agreement that required Verizon South to pay reciprocal compensation for Starpower’s delivery of traffic originated by Verizon South’s customers and bound for Starpower’s Internet service provider (“ISP”) customers.

Misconduct Type
Poor Contract Performance
Enforcement Agency
FCC
Contracting Party
Non-Governmental
Court Type
Administrative
Disposition
Restitution
Date of Opinion
11/5/2003
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Verizon Communications, Inc. $12,059,149
Further Information Released
FCC Opinion and Order 9/1/2006

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database