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: 
$1,321,619,366
Number of records: 
261
Top 10 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
accounting fraud or deficiencies$348,000,0003
telecommunications violation$289,779,68526
benefit plan administrator violation$257,075,0007
wage and hour violation$143,407,34542
consumer protection violation$127,849,66624
environmental violation$90,194,97322
export control violation$24,000,0001
False Claims Act and related$18,240,8465
employment discrimination$17,241,27816
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 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 agencies cooperated and issued separate announcements of the outcome. Duplicate or overlapping penalty amounts are marked with an asterisk in the list below.

Associated Names: 

180 CONNECT; AOL Time Warner; 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; AT&T WEB HOSTING & COMM OPERATIONS; BELL SOUTN COMMUNICATIONS; BELLSO [...]

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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Company Primary Offense Type Year Agencysort icon Penalty Amount
AT&T Services wage and hour violation 2018 private lawsuit-federal $2,750,000
AT&T Mobility wage and hour violation 2016 private lawsuit-federal $8,000,000
AT&T Mobility wage and hour violation 2014 private lawsuit-federal $5,000,000
Time Warner Entertainment-Advance/Newhouse Partnership wage and hour violation 2014 private lawsuit-federal $995,000
Pacific Bell Telephone wage and hour violation 2014 private lawsuit-state $6,000,000
Time Warner Entertainment-Advance/Newhouse Partnership wage and hour violation 2013 private lawsuit-federal $1,632,883
AT&T wage and hour violation 2013 private lawsuit-federal $3,287,500
AT&T wage and hour violation 2013 private lawsuit-federal $18,920,325
Pacific Bell wage and hour violation 2013 private lawsuit-federal $3,100,000
BellSouth Telecommunications wage and hour violation 2013 private lawsuit-federal $8,129,675
AT&T Operations wage and hour violation 2012 private lawsuit-federal $12,500,000
AT&T Services wage and hour violation 2010 private lawsuit-federal $17,000,000
Pacific Bell wage and hour violation 2009 private lawsuit-federal $1,500,000
AT&T Services wage and hour violation 2008 private lawsuit-federal $11,200,000
Pacific Bell and Pacific Telesis wage and hour violation 2001 private lawsuit-federal $35,000,000
Time Warner Entertainment employment discrimination 2000 private lawsuit-federal $244,500
AT&T employment discrimination 2016 private lawsuit-federal $370,000
Pacific Bell employment discrimination 2003 private lawsuit-federal $502,437
South Central Bell employment discrimination 2003 private lawsuit-federal $6,000,000
Southwestern Bell employment discrimination 2012 private lawsuit-state $5,120,000
DirecTV LLC employment discrimination 2013 private lawsuit-state $1,178,341
AT&T employment discrimination 2005 private lawsuit-state $950,000
SBC Communications benefit plan administrator violation 2002 private lawsuit-federal $10,000,000
AT&T Corporation benefit plan administrator violation 2005 private lawsuit-federal $29,000,000
SBC Pension Benefit Plan-Nonbargained Program benefit plan administrator violation 2008 private lawsuit-federal $16,000,000
Bellsouth Corporation benefit plan administrator violation 2006 private lawsuit-federal $93,675,000
AOL Time Warner benefit plan administrator violation 2006 private lawsuit-federal $100,000,000
AOL Time Warner benefit plan administrator violation 2005 private lawsuit-federal $2,900,000
AT&T Corp. employment screening violation 2016 private lawsuit-federal $405,510
DirecTV, LLC employment screening violation 2018 private lawsuit-federal $125,000
DirecTV, LLC employment screening violation 2017 private lawsuit-federal $600,000
DirecTV, Inc. et al. wage and hour violation 2011 private lawsuit-federal $1,350,000
Time Warner accounting fraud or deficiencies 2006 AK-AG $25,000,000
AT&T environmental violation 2014 CA-AG $51,800,000
AT&T environmental violation 2006 CA-AG $25,000,000
AT&T Mobility consumer protection violation 2007 CA-AG $500,000
DirecTV environmental violation 2017 CA-AG $9,500,000
Cricket Wireless wage and hour violation 2012 CA-LCO $8,047
Cricket Wireless wage and hour violation 2011 CA-LCO $6,000
Cricket Wireless wage and hour violation 2011 CA-LCO $8,500
Cricket Wireless wage and hour violation 2011 CA-LCO $6,000
Hughes Electronics Corporation export control violation 2003 DDTC $24,000,000
AT&T False Claims Act and related 2013 DOJ_CIVIL $3,500,000
AT&T Missouri False Claims Act and related 2009 DOJ_CIVIL $1,400,000
AT&T Technical Services Corp. False Claims Act and related 2009 DOJ_CIVIL $8,266,414
AT&T Inc. civil contempt 2009 DOJ_CIVIL $2,000,000
AT&T Communications- East, Inc. False Claims Act and related 2006 DOJ_CIVIL $2,900,000
Time Warner Inc. benefit plan administrator violation 2000 EBSA $5,500,000
AT&T Services, Inc. employment discrimination 2010 EEOC $60,000
BellSouth Telecommunications, LLC employment discrimination 2012 EEOC $120,000
AT&T employment discrimination 2013 EEOC $250,000
AT&T employment discrimination 2016 EEOC $250,000
AT&T employment discrimination 2009 EEOC $75,000
AT&T employment discrimination 2007 EEOC $756,000
AT&T employment discrimination 2009 EEOC $1,300,000
AT&T Corp. employment discrimination 2000 EEOC $50,000
Pacific Bell Telephone Company employment discrimination 2018 EEOC $15,000
New Cingular Wireless environmental violation 2013 EPA $1,375,000
New Cingular Wireless environmental violation 2012 EPA $125,728
AT&T environmental violation 2000 EPA $1,800,000
AT & T CORP environmental violation 2000 EPA $195,000
New Cingular Wireless PCS LLC environmental violation 2010 EPA $57,255
BELLSOUTH TELECOMMUNI LENOX PARK BLDG environmental violation 2006 EPA $15,000
BELLSOUTH TELECOMMUNICATIONS-BAPCO environmental violation 2006 EPA $15,000
BELLSOUTH TELECOMM LINDBERGH CENTER environmental violation 2006 EPA $15,000
BELLSOUTH TELECOMM MIDTOWN ONE environmental violation 2006 EPA $6,000
BELLSOUTH TELECOMM MIDTOWN TWO environmental violation 2006 EPA $15,000
BELLSOUTH TELECOMM MIDTOWN TWO environmental violation 2006 EPA $6,000
AT&T BROADBAND LLC environmental violation 2001 EPA $60,441
AT&T CORP. environmental violation 2001 EPA $90,469
Cingular Wireless, LLC environmental violation 2012 EPA (*) $125,728
New Cingular - AWS environmental violation 2013 EPA (*) $1,375,000
AT&T MOBILITY environmental violation 2016 EPA $45,580
AT&T WEB HOSTING & COMM OPERATIONS environmental violation 2006 EPA $18,500
A T & T environmental violation 2013 EPA $5,000
AT&T CORPORATION environmental violation 2009 EPA $50,000
AT&T telecommunications violation 2016 FCC $450,000
AT&T Services telecommunications violation 2016 FCC $7,750,000
AT&T telecommunications violation 2016 FCC $170,185
AT&T Mobility LLC telecommunications violation 2015 FCC $100,000,000
AT&T Services Inc. telecommunications violation 2015 FCC $6,900,000
AT&T Services Inc. telecommunications violation 2015 FCC $25,000,000
AT&T telecommunications violation 2015 FCC $640,000
AT&T Mobility telecommunications violation 2014 FCC $105,000,000
Turner Broadcasting telecommunications violation 2014 FCC $200,000
Time Warner Entertainment telecommunications violation 2013 FCC $25,000
AT&T Mobility telecommunications violation 2013 FCC $600,000
AT&T telecommunications violation 2013 FCC $18,250,000
AT&T Inc. telecommunications violation 2012 FCC $700,000
AT&T telecommunications violation 2004 FCC $490,000
DIRECTV Inc. telecommunications violation 2004 FCC $87,500
AT&T telecommunications violation 2003 FCC $780,000
SBC Communications telecommunications violation 2003 FCC $1,350,000
BellSouth Corporation telecommunications violation 2003 FCC $1,400,000
AT&T Wireless telecommunications violation 2002 FCC $117,000
AT&T Wireless telecommunications violation 2002 FCC $2,000,000
SBC Communications telecommunications violation 2002 FCC $6,000,000
SBC Communications telecommunications violation 2002 FCC $3,600,000
SBC Communications telecommunications violation 2001 FCC $2,520,000
AT&T Mobility telecommunications violation 2018 FCC $5,250,000
AT&T Corp. consumer protection violation 2005 FL-AG $250,000
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