Violation Tracker Parent Company Summary

Parent Company Name: 
Sinclair Broadcast Group
Ownership Structure: 
publicly traded (ticker symbol SBGI)
Headquartered in: 
Major Industry: 
Specific Industry: 
Penalty total since 2000: 
Number of records: 
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
consumer-protection-related offenses$70,871,2003
employment-related offenses$42,1213
safety-related offenses$7,0001
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
telecommunications violation$70,871,2003
labor relations violation$34,0202
wage and hour violation$8,1011
workplace safety or health violation$7,0001

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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Individual Penalty Records:

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Company Primary Offense Type Year Agency Penalty Amountsort icon
Sinclair Broadcasting Group telecommunications violation 2020 FCC $48,000,000
Sinclair Broadcast Group telecommunications violation 2017 FCC $13,376,200
Sinclair Broadcast Group telecommunications violation 2016 FCC $9,495,000
Sinclair Broadcast Group d/b/a WGME-TV 13 labor relations violation 2010 NLRB $27,000
Sinclair Media II, Inc. wage and hour violation 2005 WHD $8,101
Sinclair Broadcast Group labor relations violation 2004 NLRB $7,020
WSMH INC workplace safety or health violation 2014 OSHA $7,000
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