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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…

Violations of FCC Posting Rule

On September 10, 2001, the Federal Communications Commission negotiated the terms of a consent decree with Verizon Communications that ended an investigation into Verizon’s possible violations of FCC rules “in connection with Verizon’s posting of notice of exhausted collocation space on its Internet website.” In accordance with the consent decree, Verizon agreed to make a $77,000 “voluntary contribution to the United States Treasury” and initiate several remedial actions.

Misconduct Type
Other
Enforcement Agency
FCC
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Administrative
Disposition
Fine
Date of Consent Decree
9/10/2001
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Verizon Communications, Inc. $77,000
Further Information Released
FCC Order and Consent Decree 9/1/2006

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database