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: 
$1,516,150,042
Number of records: 
277
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
consumer-protection-related offenses$535,472,47657
employment-related offenses$497,508,690141
financial offenses$348,007,5004
environment-related offenses$90,235,46323
competition-related offenses$24,150,0002
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
accounting fraud or deficiencies$348,000,0003
telecommunications violation$347,120,31028
benefit plan administrator violation$257,075,0007
consumer protection violation$188,142,16626
wage and hour violation$143,421,49243
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.

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 Yearsort icon Agency Penalty Amount
AT&T environmental violation 2000 EPA $1,800,000
AT&T Corp. employment discrimination 2000 EEOC $50,000
AT&T labor relations violation 2000 NLRB $7,000
AT&T/ALS labor relations violation 2000 NLRB $24,000
Time Warner Inc. benefit plan administrator violation 2000 EBSA $5,500,000
Time Warner Entertainment employment discrimination 2000 private lawsuit-federal $244,500
AT&T consumer protection violation 2000 NY-AG $40,000
PACIFIC BELL workplace safety or health violation 2000 OSHA $18,270
AT&T, INC workplace safety or health violation 2000 OSHA $9,750
SOUTHWESTERN BELL TELEPHONE workplace safety or health violation 2000 OSHA $6,000
AT & T CORP environmental violation 2000 EPA $195,000
SBC Communications telecommunications violation 2001 FCC $2,520,000
Southwestern Bell Telephone Company labor relations violation 2001 NLRB $14,200
AT & T Broadband labor relations violation 2001 NLRB $8,481
Southwestern Bell Telephone Company labor relations violation 2001 NLRB $60,846
Pacific Bell and Pacific Telesis wage and hour violation 2001 private lawsuit-federal $35,000,000
AT&T BROADBAND LLC environmental violation 2001 EPA $60,441
AT&T CORP. environmental violation 2001 EPA $90,469
BellSouth Corporation Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2002 SEC $150,000
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
Bellsouth Telecommunications labor relations violation 2002 NLRB $42,000
Southwestern Bell Telephone labor relations violation 2002 NLRB $5,560
Warner Brothers (Production of ER) labor relations violation 2002 NLRB $7,000
A T & T COMMUNICATIONS labor relations violation 2002 NLRB $9,000
SBC Communications benefit plan administrator violation 2002 private lawsuit-federal $10,000,000
AT&T consumer protection violation 2002 MULTI-AG $500,000
SOUTHWESTERN BELL TELEPHONE workplace safety or health violation 2002 OSHA $6,250
Hughes Electronics Corporation export control violation 2003 DDTC $24,000,000
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
Bell South Telecommunications labor relations violation 2003 NLRB $39,700
AT&T Corp. labor relations violation 2003 NLRB $90,900
SBC, Inc. labor relations violation 2003 NLRB $23,646
Bell Soutn Communications labor relations violation 2003 NLRB $77,472
AT&T Broadband d/b/a TCI Cablevision of Texas, Inc. labor relations violation 2003 NLRB $25,500
AT&T Broadband d/b/a TCI Cablevision of Texas, Inc. labor relations violation 2003 NLRB $22,400
Bellsouth - Directory Assistance Office labor relations violation 2003 NLRB $10,000
A T & T labor relations violation 2003 NLRB $100,000
AT&T Broadband Morris IL labor relations violation 2003 NLRB $7,908
AT & T Broadband labor relations violation 2003 NLRB $5,500
Pacific Bell employment discrimination 2003 private lawsuit-federal $502,437
South Central Bell employment discrimination 2003 private lawsuit-federal $6,000,000
AT&T employment discrimination 2003 EEOC $75,000
SBC AMERITECH workplace safety or health violation 2003 OSHA $5,375
SBC workplace safety or health violation 2003 OSHA $6,250
AT&T consumer protection violation 2004 FTC $365,000
Cable News Network, Inc. economic sanction violation 2004 OFAC $7,500
AT&T telecommunications violation 2004 FCC $490,000
DIRECTV Inc. telecommunications violation 2004 FCC $87,500
SBC Communications, Inc. Family and Medical Leave Act 2004 WHD $15,000
SBC Communications wage and hour violation 2004 WHD $98,547
Southwestern Bell Communications Family and Medical Leave Act 2004 WHD $20,000
180 Connect, Inc. wage and hour violation 2004 WHD $47,588
Cingular Wireless, LLC. wage and hour violation 2004 WHD $462,448
Cingular Wireless, LLC. wage and hour violation 2004 WHD $10,639
Dobson Cellular Systems, Inc. labor relations violation 2004 NLRB $25,000
AT&T Broadband & Internet Services labor relations violation 2004 NLRB $5,000
BELLSOUTH labor relations violation 2004 NLRB $18,000
AT&T labor relations violation 2004 NLRB $37,000
Turner Entertainment Networks labor relations violation 2004 NLRB $30,000
AT&T Corporation labor relations violation 2004 NLRB $101,864
Cingular Wireless labor relations violation 2004 NLRB $8,000
AT&T Communications labor relations violation 2004 NLRB $5,000
AT&T telecommunications violation 2004 NC-AG $500,000
AT&T consumer protection violation 2004 NY-AG $400,000
Cingular Wireless consumer protection violation 2004 MULTI-AG $1,666,666
SBC workplace safety or health violation 2004 OSHA $8,700
SBC COMMUNICATIONS INC workplace safety or health violation 2004 OSHA $5,950
SBC workplace safety or health violation 2004 OSHA $5,000
DIRECTV consumer protection violation 2005 FTC $5,335,000
Time Warner Inc. accounting fraud or deficiencies 2005 SEC $300,000,000
SBC Communications aka: Advanced Solutions Inc., et al. labor relations violation 2005 NLRB $7,000
SBC Communications labor relations violation 2005 NLRB $7,500
AT&T Corporation labor relations violation 2005 NLRB $75,000
Southwestern Bell Telephone Company labor relations violation 2005 NLRB $18,000
AT&T employment discrimination 2005 private lawsuit-state $950,000
AT&T Corporation benefit plan administrator violation 2005 private lawsuit-federal $29,000,000
AOL Time Warner benefit plan administrator violation 2005 private lawsuit-federal $2,900,000
AT&T consumer protection violation 2005 MA-AG $565,000
AT&T consumer protection violation 2005 MN-AG $1,288,000
AT&T privacy violation 2005 MO-AG $10,000
AT&T consumer protection violation 2005 MO-AG $50,000
AT&T consumer protection violation 2005 PA-AG $600,000
AT&T Corp. consumer protection violation 2005 FL-AG $250,000
AT&T Corp. consumer protection violation 2005 TX-AG $1,190,000
DirecTV consumer protection violation 2005 MULTI-AG $5,000,000
Southwestern Bell Telephone privacy violation 2005 MO-AG $150,000
SBC workplace safety or health violation 2005 OSHA $7,500
WARNER BROS ENTERTAINMENT workplace safety or health violation 2005 OSHA $5,850
AT&T Communications- East, Inc. False Claims Act and related 2006 DOJ_CIVIL $2,900,000
Cingular Wireless labor relations violation 2006 NLRB $10,000
AT&T/SBC labor relations violation 2006 NLRB $30,000
Cingular Wireless labor relations violation 2006 NLRB $7,000
AT&T labor relations violation 2006 NLRB $25,000
BellSouth Telecommunications, Inc. labor relations violation 2006 NLRB $58,665
SBC Communications labor relations violation 2006 NLRB $10,831
BELLSOUTH TELECOMMUNI LENOX PARK BLDG environmental violation 2006 EPA $15,000
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