Violation Tracker Parent Company Summary

Parent Company Name: 
Lumen Technologies
Ownership Structure: 
publicly traded (ticker symbol LUMN)
Headquartered in: 
Louisiana
Major Industry: 
telecommunications
Specific Industry: 
telecommunications
Penalty total since 2000: 
$487,911,984
Number of records: 
97
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
financial offenses$269,000,0002
consumer-protection-related offenses$99,766,80033
miscellaneous offenses$58,623,5007
employment-related offenses$39,173,84723
competition-related offenses$12,772,8431
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
accounting fraud or deficiencies$269,000,0002
utility administrative violation$58,348,5006
consumer protection violation$45,332,05013
telecommunications violation$40,900,00016
benefit plan administrator violation$36,200,0002
Notes: 

Parent-subsidiary linkages are based on relationships current as of the latest revision listed in the Update Log, which may vary from what was the case when a violation occurred. The penalty totals are adjusted to account for the fact that the individual 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. The totals are also adjusted to reflect cases in which federal and state or local agencies cooperated and issued separate announcements of the outcome. Duplicate or overlapping penalty amounts are marked with an asterisk in the list below.

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Subsidy Tracker data on financial assistance to this company by federal, state and local government agencies can be found here.


Individual Penalty Records:

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Company Primary Offense Type Year Agency Penalty Amountsort icon
Qwest Communications International Inc. accounting fraud or deficiencies 2004 SEC $250,000,000
Qwest Communications benefit plan administrator violation 2007 private lawsuit-federal $33,000,000
Qwest Communications utility administrative violation 2005 MN-PUC $25,900,000
Qwest Communications utility administrative violation 2004 AZ-CC $20,700,000
Qwest/LCI consumer protection violation 2002 CA-PUC $20,340,000
Qwest accounting fraud or deficiencies 2007 AK-AG $19,000,000
CenturyLink telecommunications violation 2015 FCC $16,000,000
Level 3 Communications, LLC kickbacks and bribery 2021 USAO $12,772,843
CenturyLink consumer protection violation 2020 AZ-AG $10,900,000
Qwest Corporation telecommunications violation 2004 FCC $9,000,000
U.S. West Communications Inc. utility service violation 2004 AZ-CC $9,000,000
Level 3 Communications, LLC False Claims Act and related 2016 MA-AG $8,200,000
Qwest Corporation utility administrative violation 2006 WA-UTC $7,800,000
Qwest Communications International telecommunications violation 2003 FCC $6,500,000
Lumen Technologies telecommunications violation 2021 FCC $3,800,000
Qwest consumer protection violation 2003 AZ-AG $3,750,000
Qwest Communications utility administrative violation 2005 NM-PRC $3,500,000
Level 3 Communications, Inc. benefit plan administrator violation 2012 private lawsuit-federal $3,200,000
Qwest Corporation consumer protection violation 2002 WA-UTC $3,200,000
Qwest Corporation dba CenturyLink QC utility service violation 2016 WA-UTC $2,854,750
CenturyLink consumer protection violation 2016 ND-PSC $2,660,000
US West Communications utility service violation 2000 AZ-CC $1,500,000
Qwest Communications consumer protection violation 2002 WA-AG $1,300,000
Qwest Communications International, Inc. telecommunications violation 2001 CT-AG $1,100,000
Level 3 telecommunications violation 2013 FCC $1,000,000
Qwest consumer protection violation 2002 CO-AG $1,000,000
Qwest Corporation consumer protection violation 2000 WA-UTC $1,000,000
Qwest wage and hour violation 2011 private lawsuit-federal $975,000
Qwest Corporation telecommunications violation 2002 OR-AG $575,000
Centurylink telecommunications violation 2019 FCC $550,000
Qwest Communications International Inc. telecommunications violation 2000 MN-AG $500,000
Qwest International telecommunications violation 2001 NJ-DCA $500,000
CenturyLink, Inc. telecommunications violation 2020 FCC $500,000
Qwest Communications International Inc. employment discrimination 2006 EEOC $400,000
Centurylink telecommunications violation 2019 FCC $400,000
Qwest Communications utility administrative violation 2006 MN-PUC $360,000
Qwest Communications Corp. and LCI International Telecom Corp. consumer protection violation 2000 KS-AG $350,000
Qwest Communications International consumer protection violation 2001 PA-AG $350,000
CenturyLink Inc. civil contempt 2021 DOJ_ANTITRUST $275,000
Qwest Communications Corporation consumer protection violation 2000 WI-AG $250,000
Sprint-Florida, Inc. North Area labor relations violation 2003 NLRB $229,000
Embarq Holdings Company LLC wage and hour violation 2007 WHD $202,314
Qwest Corp. consumer protection violation 2002 ID-AG $200,000
Qwest Communications, Inc. labor relations violation 2009 NLRB $188,003
Qwest utility service violation 2006 CA-PUC $180,000
Level 3 Communications wage and hour violation 2012 private lawsuit-federal $178,706
Qwest International Communications, Inc. telecommunications violation 2000 NV-AG $175,000
CenturyLink telecommunications violation 2012 FCC $150,000
United Telephone Company of Florida wage and hour violation 2010 WHD $144,593
Qwest Communications labor relations violation 2008 NLRB $100,000
CenturyLink utility administrative violation 2017 TX-PUC $88,500
QWEST COMMUNICATIONS INTERNATIONAL, INC. environmental violation 2001 EPA $86,847
Qwest Corporation labor relations violation 2009 NLRB $83,400
Qwest Communications telecommunications violation 2000 OR-AG $75,000
Lumen Technologies telecommunications violation 2022 FCC $75,000
Sprint Florida, Inc. / South Area labor relations violation 2004 NLRB $63,000
Qwest Communications labor relations violation 2003 NLRB $62,500
Qwest Communications labor relations violation 2010 NLRB $60,000
Qwest Corporation, d/b/a CenturyLink QC labor relations violation 2019 NLRB $55,000
QWEST labor relations violation 2009 NLRB $49,000
Embarq Corporation labor relations violation 2012 NLRB $47,357
QWEST COMMUNICATIONS labor relations violation 2009 NLRB $45,000
Sprint Central Telephone Co. of Virginia, Inc. labor relations violation 2005 NLRB $32,774
CenturyLink consumer protection violation 2021 PA-PUC $32,050
QWEST CORPORATION environmental violation 2010 OR-ENV $26,608
CENTURYLINK LNP workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $25,407
Qwest Communications Corporation wage and hour violation 2007 WHD $18,000
LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC environmental violation 2001 OR-ENV $18,000
U S West Communications labor relations violation 2001 NLRB $16,500
CENTURY MARKETING SOLUTIONS workplace safety or health violation 2014 OSHA $16,449
QWEST CORP DBA CENTURYLINK QC workplace safety or health violation 2013 OSHA $15,120
CENTURYLINK, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2021 OSHA $13,653
U S West Communications labor relations violation 2001 NLRB $12,500
CENTURY LINK workplace safety or health violation 2012 OSHA $12,500
CENTURYLINK COMMUNICATIONS, LLC workplace safety or health violation 2020 OSHA $12,500
Qwest Communications labor relations violation 2008 NLRB $11,200
U.S. WEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC environmental violation 2000 EPA $10,167
CenturyLink Communications, LLC utility safety violation 2017 ND-PSC $10,000
QWEST CORPORATION utility safety violation 2011 OR-PUC $10,000
CENTURYLINK workplace safety or health violation 2020 OSHA $10,000
CENTURYLINK COMMUNICATIONS LLC utility safety violation 2017 OR-PUC $9,000
CENTURYLINK workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $9,000
QWEST CORPORATION environmental violation 2008 OR-ENV $8,184
CENTURY LINK COMMUNICATIONS, LLC environmental violation 2016 EPA $7,879
Savvis Communications Corporation environmental violation 2011 GA-ENV $7,500
U S WEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2000 OSHA $7,500
CenturyLink Communications, LLC utility safety violation 2020 ND-PSC $6,000
CenturyLink Communications LLC utility safety violation 2020 WA-UTC $6,000
LEVEL 3, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2011 OSHA $5,880
QWEST CORPORATION utility safety violation 2010 OR-PUC $5,800
CenturyLink Communications, LLC utility safety violation 2018 ND-PSC $5,000
CENTURYLINK COMMUNICATIONS LLC utility safety violation 2017 OR-PUC $5,000
QWEST CORPORATION DBA CENTURYLINK QC utility safety violation 2012 OR-PUC $5,000
QWEST CORPORATION DBA CENTURYLINK QC utility safety violation 2012 OR-PUC $5,000
QWEST CORPORATION utility safety violation 2011 OR-PUC $5,000
CenturyLink Communications LLC utility safety violation 2021 WA-UTC $5,000
CENTURY LINK workplace safety or health violation 2015 OSHA $5,000
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