Violation Tracker Industry Summary Page

Industry: 
telecommunications
Penalty Total since 2000: 
$9,197,702,950
Number of Records: 
673
Note: 
The total includes only those entries matched to a parent company. The industry designation is the primary one for the parent's operations overall. The penalty dollar total above is adjusted to account for the fact that the list of entries below may include both agency records and settlement announcements for the same case; or else a penalty covering multiple locations may be listed in the individual records for each of the facilities. Duplicate penalty amounts are marked with an asterisk in the individual records list below.

Top 10 Parent CompaniesTotal Penalty $Number of Records
ZTE$2,592,360,0644
Verizon Communications$1,916,523,153124
AT&T$892,714,190221
Telia Company AB$731,603,9722
Adelphia Communications$715,475,25812
VEON$397,500,0002
Deutsche Telekom$390,133,51718
Nokia$300,317,63921
CenturyLink$285,833,19641
DISH Network$285,452,09115


Individual Penalty Records:

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Company Parent Primary Offense Type Year Agency Penalty Amountsort icon
Zhongxing Telecommunications Equipment Corporation and ZTE Kangxun Telecommunications Ltd. ZTE export control violation 2018 BIS $1,400,000,000
Adelphia Communications Corporation Adelphia Communications accounting fraud or deficiencies 2005 DOJ_CRIMINAL $715,000,000
Zhongxing Telecommunications Equipment Corporation and ZTE Kangxun Telecommunications Ltd. ZTE export control violation 2017 BIS $661,000,000
Verizon Communications Verizon Communications telecommunications violation 2018 FCC $614,300,000
WorldCom Inc. Verizon Communications accounting fraud or deficiencies 2003 SEC $500,000,000
Telia Company AB Telia Company AB Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2017 SEC $457,000,000
ZTE Corporation ZTE export control violation 2017 DOJ_NATSEC $430,488,798
Time Warner Inc. AT&T accounting fraud or deficiencies 2005 SEC $300,000,000
Dish Network DISH Network consumer protection violation 2017 FTC $280,000,000
Telia Company AB Telia Company AB Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2017 DOJ_CRIMINAL $274,603,972
Qwest Communications International Inc. CenturyLink accounting fraud or deficiencies 2004 SEC $250,000,000
VimpelCom Limited VEON Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2016 DOJ_CRIMINAL $230,000,000
America Online Verizon Communications accounting fraud or deficiencies 2004 DOJ_CRIMINAL $210,000,000
VimpelCom Ltd. VEON Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2016 SEC $167,500,000
Lucent Technologies, Inc. and Avaya, Inc. Nokia labor relations violation 2001 NLRB $130,000,000
AT&T Mobility AT&T telecommunications violation 2014 FCC $105,000,000
Zhongxing Telecommunications Equipment Corporation (ZTE) ZTE export control violation 2017 OFAC $100,871,266
AT&T Mobility LLC AT&T telecommunications violation 2015 FCC $100,000,000
Verizon Communications Inc. Verizon Communications False Claims Act 2011 DOJ_CIVIL $93,525,410
Alcatel-Lucent S.A. Nokia Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2010 DOJ_CRIMINAL $92,000,000
T-Mobile Deutsche Telekom consumer protection violation 2014 FTC $90,000,000
Verizon Wireless Verizon Communications telecommunications violation 2015 FCC $90,000,000
T-Mobile USA Inc. Deutsche Telekom telecommunications violation 2014 FCC $90,000,000
AT&T Mobility LLC AT&T consumer protection violation 2014 FTC $80,000,000
Verizon Wireless Verizon Communications telecommunications violation 2010 FCC $77,800,000
Verizon Verizon Communications consumer protection violation 2015 CFPB $70,000,000
Sprint Corp. SoftBank telecommunications violation 2015 FCC $68,000,000
Magyar Telekom PLC and Deutsche Telekom AG Deutsche Telekom Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2011 DOJ_CRIMINAL $63,900,000
Sprint SoftBank employment discrimination 2007 private lawsuit-federal $57,000,000
Total Call Mobile KDDI telecommunications violation 2016 FCC $51,070,322
Sprint SoftBank consumer protection violation 2015 CFPB $50,000,000
Vivendi Universal, S.A. Vivendi accounting fraud or deficiencies 2003 SEC $50,000,000
Verizon Communications, Inc. Verizon Communications employment discrimination 2006 EEOC $48,900,000
T-Mobile Deutsche Telekom telecommunications violation 2016 FCC $48,000,000
Alcatel-Lucent S.A. Nokia Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2010 SEC $45,000,000
TracFone America Movil consumer protection violation 2015 FTC $40,000,000
T-Mobile USA Inc. Deutsche Telekom telecommunications violation 2018 FCC $40,000,000
Nortel Networks Corporation Nortel Networks accounting fraud or deficiencies 2007 SEC $35,000,000
Pacific Bell and Pacific Telesis AT&T wage and hour violation 2001 private lawsuit-federal $35,000,000
Magyar Telekom Plc Deutsche Telekom Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2011 SEC $31,200,000
Total Call Mobile KDDI telecommunications violation 2016 FCC $30,000,000
Total Call Mobile LLC KDDI telecommunications violation 2016 USAO $30,000,000
OneLink Communications, Inc. et al. Liberty Global telecommunications violation 2016 FCC $29,600,000
WorldCom, Inc. Verizon Communications False Claims Act 2004 DOJ_CIVIL $27,670,000
Bell Atlantic-New York Verizon Communications telecommunications violation 2000 FCC $27,000,000
Motorola Inc. Motorola Solutions accounting fraud or deficiencies 2007 SEC $25,000,000
Lucent Technologies Inc. Nokia accounting fraud or deficiencies 2004 SEC $25,000,000
AT&T Services Inc. AT&T telecommunications violation 2015 FCC $25,000,000
Verizon New Jersey Inc and Verizon Services Corp. Verizon Communications labor relations violation 2004 NLRB $25,000,000
Hughes Electronics Corporation AT&T export control violation 2003 DDTC $24,000,000
Purple Communications, Inc ZVRS telecommunications violation 2010 FCC $22,000,000
Verizon Communications Verizon Communications employment discrimination 2011 EEOC $20,000,000
AT&T AT&T wage and hour violation 2013 private lawsuit-federal $18,920,325
AT&T AT&T telecommunications violation 2013 FCC $18,250,000
Charter Communications Charter Communications wage and hour violation 2010 private lawsuit-federal $18,000,000
Verizon Communications Verizon Communications telecommunications violation 2017 FCC $17,680,000
T-Mobile Deutsche Telekom telecommunications violation 2015 FCC $17,500,000
AT&T Services AT&T wage and hour violation 2010 private lawsuit-federal $17,000,000
CenturyLink CenturyLink telecommunications violation 2015 FCC $16,000,000
Sprint Communications Inc. SoftBank fraud 2015 USAO $15,500,000
Straight Path Communications Inc. Verizon Communications telecommunications violation 2017 FCC $15,000,000
Verizon Verizon Communications wage and hour violation 2015 private lawsuit-state $15,000,000
AT&T Operations AT&T wage and hour violation 2012 private lawsuit-federal $12,500,000
TrellisWare Technologies, Inc. ViaSat Inc. False Claims Act 2018 USAO $12,177,631
Purple Communications ZVRS telecommunications violation 2015 FCC $11,900,000
AT&T Services AT&T wage and hour violation 2008 private lawsuit-federal $11,200,000
Sprint SoftBank telecommunications violation 2018 FCC $10,000,000
Purple Communications and CSDVRS ZVRS telecommunications violation 2017 FCC $9,116,527
Qwest Corporation CenturyLink telecommunications violation 2004 FCC $9,000,000
Sprint SoftBank wage and hour violation 2009 private lawsuit-federal $8,771,000
AT&T Technical Services Corp. AT&T False Claims Act 2009 DOJ_CIVIL $8,266,414
BellSouth Telecommunications AT&T wage and hour violation 2013 private lawsuit-federal $8,129,675
AT&T Mobility AT&T wage and hour violation 2016 private lawsuit-federal $8,000,000
AT&T Services AT&T telecommunications violation 2016 FCC $7,750,000
Verizon Verizon Communications wage and hour violation 2013 private lawsuit-federal $7,721,000
Sprint Corp. SoftBank telecommunications violation 2014 FCC $7,500,000
Harvest Management Sub LLC dba Holiday Retirement SoftBank wage and hour violation 2014 private lawsuit-federal $7,500,000
Verizon Verizon Communications telecommunications violation 2014 FCC $7,400,000
Comcast Comcast employment discrimination 2016 private lawsuit-federal $7,210,000
AT&T Services Inc. AT&T telecommunications violation 2015 FCC $6,900,000
Qwest Communications International CenturyLink telecommunications violation 2003 FCC $6,500,000
NBCUniversal Inc. Comcast wage and hour violation 2015 private lawsuit-federal $6,400,000
SBC Communications AT&T telecommunications violation 2002 FCC $6,000,000
Pacific Bell Telephone AT&T wage and hour violation 2014 private lawsuit-state $6,000,000
South Central Bell AT&T employment discrimination 2003 private lawsuit-federal $6,000,000
Verizon Telephone Companies Verizon Communications telecommunications violation 2003 FCC $5,700,000
Sprint Corporation SoftBank False Claims Act 2003 DOJ_CIVIL $5,565,250
Verizon Verizon Communications wage and hour violation 2008 private lawsuit-state $5,550,000
Time Warner Inc. AT&T benefit plan administrator violation 2000 EBSA $5,500,000
Sprint SoftBank employment discrimination 2006 private lawsuit-federal $5,500,000
DIRECTV AT&T consumer protection violation 2005 FTC $5,335,000
AT&T Mobility AT&T telecommunications violation 2018 FCC $5,250,000
Southwestern Bell AT&T employment discrimination 2012 private lawsuit-state $5,120,000
Verizon Verizon Communications telecommunications violation 2015 FCC $5,000,000
AT&T Mobility AT&T wage and hour violation 2014 private lawsuit-federal $5,000,000
Verizon Verizon Communications wage and hour violation 2010 private lawsuit-state $5,000,000
T-Mobile USA, Inc. Deutsche Telekom wage and hour violation 2003 WHD $4,779,985
Cingular Wireless, LLC AT&T wage and hour violation 2007 WHD $4,711,767
Avaya Inc. Avaya Holdings employment discrimination 2007 private lawsuit-state $4,555,459
NBC Universal Television Group Comcast wage and hour violation 2017 private lawsuit-federal $4,266,000
Lucent Technologies World Services Inc. Nokia False Claims Act 2012 DOJ_CIVIL $4,200,000
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