Violation Tracker Parent Company Summary

Parent Company Name: 
AT&T
Ownership Structure: 
publicly traded (ticker symbol T)
Headquartered in: 
Texas
Major Industry: 
telecommunications
Specific Industry: 
telecommunications
Penalty total since 2000: 
$878,150,766
Number of records: 
200
Top 10 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
accounting fraud or deficiencies$300,000,0001
telecommunications violation$289,279,68524
wage and hour violation$142,057,34541
consumer protection violation$88,010,0004
export control violation$24,000,0001
False Claims Act$18,240,8465
benefit plan administrator violation$5,500,0001
environmental violation$3,755,47311
employment discrimination$2,876,0009
civil contempt$2,000,0001
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 dollar total above may be 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 list below.

Associated Names: 

180 CONNECT; AT AND B WIRELESS; AT AND T; AT AND T / ALS; AT AND T / SBC; AT AND T BROADBAND; AT AND T BROADBAND AND INTERNET SVC; AT AND T BROADBAND D / B / A TCI CABLEVISION OF TEXAS; AT AND T BROADBAND MORRIS IL; AT AND T COMMUNICATIONS; AT AND T COMMUNICATIONS EAST; AT AND T MISSOURI; AT AND T NETWORK SVC; AT AND T OPERATIONS; AT AND T SOUTHWESTERN BELL TELEPHONE; AT AND T TECHNICAL SVC; AT AND T WIRELESS; BELL SOUTN COMMUNICATIONS; BELLSOUTH; BELLSOUTH DIRECTORY ASSISTANCE OFFICE; BELLSOUTH [...]

Links: 

For more details on misconduct by this company, see its entry in the Project On Government Oversight's Federal Contractor Misconduct Database.

For a summary of this company's federal contracts, see its page on Fedspending.

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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Time Warner Inc. accounting fraud or deficiencies 2005 SEC $300,000,000
AT&T Mobility telecommunications violation 2014 FCC $105,000,000
AT&T Mobility LLC telecommunications violation 2015 FCC $100,000,000
AT&T Mobility LLC consumer protection violation 2014 FTC $80,000,000
Pacific Bell and Pacific Telesis wage and hour violation 2001 private lawsuit-federal $35,000,000
AT&T Services Inc. telecommunications violation 2015 FCC $25,000,000
Hughes Electronics Corporation export control violation 2003 DDTC $24,000,000
AT&T wage and hour violation 2013 private lawsuit-federal $18,920,325
AT&T telecommunications violation 2013 FCC $18,250,000
AT&T Services wage and hour violation 2010 private lawsuit-federal $17,000,000
AT&T Operations wage and hour violation 2012 private lawsuit-federal $12,500,000
AT&T Services wage and hour violation 2008 private lawsuit-federal $11,200,000
AT&T Technical Services Corp. False Claims Act 2009 DOJ_CIVIL $8,266,414
BellSouth Telecommunications wage and hour violation 2013 private lawsuit-federal $8,129,675
AT&T Mobility wage and hour violation 2016 private lawsuit-federal $8,000,000
AT&T Services telecommunications violation 2016 FCC $7,750,000
AT&T Services Inc. telecommunications violation 2015 FCC $6,900,000
SBC Communications telecommunications violation 2002 FCC $6,000,000
Pacific Bell Telephone wage and hour violation 2014 private lawsuit-state $6,000,000
Time Warner Inc. benefit plan administrator violation 2000 EBSA $5,500,000
DIRECTV consumer protection violation 2005 FTC $5,335,000
AT&T Mobility telecommunications violation 2018 FCC $5,250,000
AT&T Mobility wage and hour violation 2014 private lawsuit-federal $5,000,000
Cingular Wireless, LLC wage and hour violation 2007 WHD $4,711,767
SBC Communications telecommunications violation 2002 FCC $3,600,000
AT&T False Claims Act 2013 DOJ_CIVIL $3,500,000
AT&T wage and hour violation 2013 private lawsuit-federal $3,287,500
Pacific Bell wage and hour violation 2013 private lawsuit-federal $3,100,000
AT&T Communications- East, Inc. False Claims Act 2006 DOJ_CIVIL $2,900,000
AT&T Services wage and hour violation 2018 private lawsuit-federal $2,750,000
SBC Communications telecommunications violation 2001 FCC $2,520,000
DIRECTV consumer protection violation 2009 FTC $2,310,000
Cricket Communications Inc. False Claims Act 2014 USAO $2,174,432
AT&T Inc. civil contempt 2009 DOJ_CIVIL $2,000,000
AT&T Wireless telecommunications violation 2002 FCC $2,000,000
AT&T environmental violation 2000 EPA $1,800,000
Time Warner Entertainment-Advance/Newhouse Partnership wage and hour violation 2013 private lawsuit-federal $1,632,883
Pacific Bell wage and hour violation 2009 private lawsuit-federal $1,500,000
AT&T Missouri False Claims Act 2009 DOJ_CIVIL $1,400,000
BellSouth Corporation telecommunications violation 2003 FCC $1,400,000
New Cingular Wireless environmental violation 2013 EPA $1,375,000
New Cingular - AWS environmental violation 2013 EPA (*) $1,375,000
SBC Communications telecommunications violation 2003 FCC $1,350,000
AT&T employment discrimination 2009 EEOC $1,300,000
Time Warner Entertainment-Advance/Newhouse Partnership wage and hour violation 2014 private lawsuit-federal $995,000
AT&T telecommunications violation 2003 FCC $780,000
AT&T employment discrimination 2007 EEOC $756,000
AT&T Inc. telecommunications violation 2012 FCC $700,000
AT&T telecommunications violation 2015 FCC $640,000
AT&T Mobility telecommunications violation 2013 FCC $600,000
Leap Wireless International, Inc. wage and hour violation 2010 WHD $547,072
AT&T telecommunications violation 2004 FCC $490,000
Cingular Wireless, LLC. wage and hour violation 2004 WHD $462,448
AT&T telecommunications violation 2016 FCC $450,000
Cingular Wireless, LLC. wage and hour violation 2007 WHD $396,782
DirecTV wage and hour violation 2015 WHD $395,000
AT&T consumer protection violation 2004 FTC $365,000
AT&T employment discrimination 2013 EEOC $250,000
AT&T employment discrimination 2016 EEOC $250,000
Turner Broadcasting telecommunications violation 2014 FCC $200,000
AT & T CORP environmental violation 2000 EPA $195,000
AT&T telecommunications violation 2016 FCC $170,185
BellSouth Corporation Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2002 SEC $150,000
New Cingular Wireless environmental violation 2012 EPA $125,728
Cingular Wireless, LLC environmental violation 2012 EPA (*) $125,728
BellSouth Telecommunications, LLC employment discrimination 2012 EEOC $120,000
AT&T Wireless telecommunications violation 2002 FCC $117,000
Southwestern Bell Telephone, L.P. labor relations violation 2009 NLRB $117,000
AT&T Corporation labor relations violation 2004 NLRB $101,864
A T & T labor relations violation 2003 NLRB $100,000
SBC Communications wage and hour violation 2004 WHD $98,547
180 Connect Inc wage and hour violation 2007 WHD $96,475
AT&T Corp. labor relations violation 2003 NLRB $90,900
AT&T CORP. environmental violation 2001 EPA $90,469
DIRECTV Inc. telecommunications violation 2004 FCC $87,500
BellSouth Telecommunications, Inc. labor relations violation 2007 NLRB $82,000
AT&T (Southwestern Bell Telephone) labor relations violation 2009 NLRB $80,000
Bell Soutn Communications labor relations violation 2003 NLRB $77,472
AT&T employment discrimination 2009 EEOC $75,000
AT&T Corporation labor relations violation 2005 NLRB $75,000
Leap Wireless International, Inc. wage and hour violation 2010 WHD $63,031
Southwestern Bell Telephone Company labor relations violation 2001 NLRB $60,846
Bell South labor relations violation 2007 NLRB $60,825
AT&T BROADBAND LLC environmental violation 2001 EPA $60,441
AT&T Services, Inc. employment discrimination 2010 EEOC $60,000
AT & T labor relations violation 2012 NLRB $60,000
BellSouth Telecommunications, Inc. labor relations violation 2006 NLRB $58,665
New Cingular Wireless PCS LLC environmental violation 2010 EPA $57,255
AT&T Family and Medical Leave Act 2011 WHD $55,979
Leap Wireless International Inc. wage and hour violation 2010 WHD $50,132
AT&T Corp. employment discrimination 2000 EEOC $50,000
DirecTV Home Services Sacramento labor relations violation 2010 NLRB $50,000
180 Connect, Inc. wage and hour violation 2004 WHD $47,588
AT&T MOBILITY environmental violation 2016 EPA $45,580
Bellsouth Telecommunications labor relations violation 2002 NLRB $42,000
AT&T Mobility LLC labor relations violation 2011 NLRB $39,972
Bell South Telecommunications labor relations violation 2003 NLRB $39,700
SBC Internet Services Inc. d/b/a AT&T Internet Services labor relations violation 2010 NLRB $38,187
AT&T labor relations violation 2004 NLRB $37,000
A T & T MOBILITY SERVICES, LLC workplace safety or health violation 2011 OSHA $35,100
AT&T labor relations violation 2010 NLRB $35,000
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