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Violation Tracker Current Parent Company Summary

Current 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$1,120,595,715
Number of records: 295
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
consumer-protection-related offenses$630,351,44970
employment-related offenses$310,481,632127
environment-related offenses$90,435,36325
competition-related offenses$52,150,0004
government-contracting-related offenses$18,240,8465
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
telecommunications violation$347,355,31027
consumer protection violation$255,049,13935
benefit plan administrator violation$148,675,0004
wage and hour violation$140,729,93434
environmental violation$90,435,36325
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.

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

For an overview of assistance this company is receiving under the CARES Act, see its Covid Stimulus Watch summary page here.

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CompanyPrimary Offense TypeYearAgencyPenalty Amount sort icon .
AT&T Mobilitytelecommunications violation2014FCC$105,000,000
AT&T Mobility LLCtelecommunications violation2015FCC$100,000,000
Bellsouth Corporationbenefit plan administrator violation2006private lawsuit-federal$93,675,000
AT&T Mobility LLCconsumer protection violation2014FTC$80,000,000
AT&T Mobility, LLCconsumer protection violation2019FTC$60,000,000
AT&T Inc.telecommunications violation2020FCC$57,265,625
AT&Tenvironmental violation2014CA-AG$51,800,000
Pacific Bell and Pacific Telesiswage and hour violation2001private lawsuit-federal$35,000,000
AT&T Corporationbenefit plan administrator violation2005private lawsuit-federal$29,000,000
SBC Communicationsconsumer protection violation2002CA-PUC$27,000,000
Pacific Bellconsumer protection violation2001CA-PUC$25,550,000
AT&T Services Inc.telecommunications violation2015FCC$25,000,000
AT&Tenvironmental violation2006CA-AG$25,000,000
Hughes Electronics Corporationexport control violation2003DDTC$24,000,000
AT&T Illinoiskickbacks and bribery2022USAO$23,000,000
AT&T Mobility LLCtelecommunications violation2014MULTI-AG(*)Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting. $20,000,000
AT&Twage and hour violation2013private lawsuit-federal$18,920,325
AT&Ttelecommunications violation2013FCC$18,250,000
AT&T Serviceswage and hour violation2010private lawsuit-federal$17,000,000
SBC Pension Benefit Plan-Nonbargained Programbenefit plan administrator violation2008private lawsuit-federal$16,000,000
DirecTVconsumer protection violation2010MULTI-AG$13,250,000
AT&T Operationswage and hour violation2012private lawsuit-federal$12,500,000
Cingular Wirelessconsumer protection violation2004CA-PUC$12,140,000
AT&T Serviceswage and hour violation2008private lawsuit-federal$11,200,000
SBC Communicationsbenefit plan administrator violation2002private lawsuit-federal$10,000,000
Ameritechutility service violation2000WI-PSC$10,000,000
DirecTVenvironmental violation2017CA-AG$9,500,000
AT&T Technical Services Corp.False Claims Act and related2009DOJ_CIVIL$8,266,414
SBC Ameritech Ohioutility service violation2002OH-PUC$8,200,000
BellSouth Telecommunicationswage and hour violation2013private lawsuit-federal$8,129,675
AT&T Mobilitywage and hour violation2016private lawsuit-federal$8,000,000
AT&T Servicestelecommunications violation2016FCC$7,750,000
AT&Tconsumer protection violation2008IL-AG$7,000,000
BellSouthutility service violation2001GA-PSC$7,000,000
AT&T Services Inc.telecommunications violation2015FCC$6,900,000
AT&Tinvestor protection violation2022SEC$6,250,000
SBC Communicationstelecommunications violation2002FCC$6,000,000
Pacific Bell Telephonewage and hour violation2014private lawsuit-state$6,000,000
South Central Bellemployment discrimination2003private lawsuit-federal$6,000,000
DIRECTVconsumer protection violation2005FTC$5,335,000
AT&T Mobilitytelecommunications violation2018FCC$5,250,000
Southwestern Bellemployment discrimination2012private lawsuit-state$5,120,000
The DirecTV Group and Hughes Network Systems Corporation, Inc.export control violation2005DDTC$5,000,000
AT&T Mobilitywage and hour violation2014private lawsuit-federal$5,000,000
DirecTVconsumer protection violation2005MULTI-AG$5,000,000
Cingular Wireless, LLCwage and hour violation2007WHD$4,711,767
AT&Tutility administrative violation2020CA-PUC$3,750,000
Ameritechutility administrative violation2000MI-PSC$3,750,000
SBC Communicationstelecommunications violation2002FCC$3,600,000
AT&TFalse Claims Act and related2013DOJ_CIVIL$3,500,000
AT&Twage and hour violation2013private lawsuit-federal$3,287,500
Cricket Wireless, LLC and AT&T, Inc.consumer protection violation2021MD-AG$3,274,973
Pacific Bellwage and hour violation2013private lawsuit-federal$3,100,000
AT&T Communications- East, Inc.False Claims Act and related2006DOJ_CIVIL$2,900,000
AT&T Serviceswage and hour violation2018private lawsuit-federal$2,750,000
AT&T Mobilityconsumer protection violation2009NY-AG$2,630,000
SBC Communicationstelecommunications violation2001FCC$2,520,000
DIRECTVprivacy violation2009FTC$2,310,000
AT&T Mobility LLCutility safety violation2012CA-PUC$2,300,000
Cricket Communications Inc.False Claims Act and related2014USAO$2,174,432
AT&T Inc.civil contempt2009DOJ_CIVIL$2,000,000
AT&T Wirelesstelecommunications violation2002FCC$2,000,000
AT&Tenvironmental violation2000EPA$1,800,000
AT&T Mobilityconsumer protection violation2011FL-AG$1,760,000
Cingular Wirelessconsumer protection violation2004MULTI-AG$1,666,666
Pacific Bellwage and hour violation2009private lawsuit-federal$1,500,000
AT&T Mobility National Accounts LLCconsumer protection violation2021DC-AG$1,500,000
AT&T MissouriFalse Claims Act and related2009DOJ_CIVIL$1,400,000
BellSouth Corporationtelecommunications violation2003FCC$1,400,000
New Cingular Wirelessenvironmental violation2013EPA$1,375,000
New Cingular - AWSenvironmental violation2013EPA(*)Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting. $1,375,000
SBC Communicationstelecommunications violation2003FCC$1,350,000
DirecTV, Inc. et al.wage and hour violation2011private lawsuit-federal$1,350,000
AT&Temployment discrimination2009EEOC$1,300,000
AT&Tconsumer protection violation2005MN-AG$1,288,000
AT&T Corp.consumer protection violation2005TX-AG$1,190,000
DirecTV LLCemployment discrimination2013private lawsuit-state$1,178,341
DIRECTV, LLCconsumer protection violation2021CO-AG$1,022,000
AT&Tconsumer protection violation2013MD-AG$1,000,000
AT&Temployment discrimination2005private lawsuit-state$950,000
AT&Ttelecommunications violation2003FCC$780,000
AT&Temployment discrimination2007EEOC$756,000
AT&T Inc.telecommunications violation2012FCC$700,000
AT&Ttelecommunications violation2015FCC$640,000
Pacific Bell Telephone Company, Nevada Bell Telephone Company d/b/a AT&Tlabor relations violation2018NLRB$616,000
AT&T Mobilitytelecommunications violation2013FCC$600,000
DirecTV, LLCemployment screening violation2017private lawsuit-federal$600,000
AT&Tconsumer protection violation2005PA-AG$600,000
AT&Tconsumer protection violation2005MA-AG$565,000
Leap Wireless International, Inc.wage and hour violation2010WHD$547,072
Pacific Bellemployment discrimination2003private lawsuit-federal$502,437
AT&Tconsumer protection violation2002MULTI-AG$500,000
AT&Ttelecommunications violation2004NC-AG$500,000
AT&T Mobilityconsumer protection violation2007CA-AG$500,000
AT&Ttelecommunications violation2004FCC$490,000
Cingular Wireless, LLC.wage and hour violation2004WHD$462,448
AT&Ttelecommunications violation2021FCC$460,000
AT&Ttelecommunications violation2016FCC$450,000
AT&T Corp.employment screening violation2016private lawsuit-federal$405,510
AT&Tconsumer protection violation2004NY-AG$400,000
Cingular Wireless, LLC.wage and hour violation2007WHD$396,782
(*): Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting.