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
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 WEB HOSTING & COMM OPERATIONS environmental violation 2006 EPA $18,500
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
AT&T environmental violation 2006 CA-AG $25,000,000
DIRECTV Inc. privacy violation 2006 MO-AG $50,000
DirecTV, Inc. consumer protection violation 2006 WI-AG $115,000
Time Warner accounting fraud or deficiencies 2006 AK-AG $25,000,000
Time Warner Inc. et al. accounting fraud or deficiencies 2006 PA-AG $23,000,000
WARNER BROS STUDIO FACILITIES workplace safety or health violation 2006 OSHA $18,000
PACIFIC BELL TELEPHONE COMPANY DBA AT&T workplace safety or health violation 2006 OSHA $13,165
AT&T employment discrimination 2007 EEOC $756,000
AT & B Wireless, LLC wage and hour violation 2007 WHD $9,480
AT & B Wireless, LLC wage and hour violation 2007 WHD $8,585
AT & B Wireless, LLC wage and hour violation 2007 WHD $7,528
AT & B Wireless, LLC wage and hour violation 2007 WHD $10,326
AT & B Wireless, LLC wage and hour violation 2007 WHD $5,813
AT & B Wireless, LLC wage and hour violation 2007 WHD $17,503
AT & B Wireless, LLC wage and hour violation 2007 WHD $5,600
180 Connect Inc wage and hour violation 2007 WHD $96,475
Cingular Wireless, LLC wage and hour violation 2007 WHD $4,711,767
Cingular Wireless, LLC. wage and hour violation 2007 WHD $396,782
BellSouth Telecommunications, Inc. labor relations violation 2007 NLRB $28,477
Bell South labor relations violation 2007 NLRB $60,825
AT&T labor relations violation 2007 NLRB $20,887
BellSouth Telecommunications labor relations violation 2007 NLRB $10,000
BellSouth Telecommunications, Inc. labor relations violation 2007 NLRB $82,000
AT&T Mobility consumer protection violation 2007 CA-AG $500,000
Cingular Wireless LLC consumer protection violation 2007 NY-AG $35,000
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. and Interference, Inc. consumer protection violation 2007 MA-AG $2,000,000
AT&T workplace safety or health violation 2007 OSHA $22,500
WARNER BROS TELEVISION "THE CLOSER" workplace safety or health violation 2007 OSHA $5,810
AT&T NETWORK SERVICES workplace safety or health violation 2007 OSHA $13,440
ILLINOIS BELL TELEPHONE COMPANY DBA AT&T ILLINOIS workplace safety or health violation 2007 OSHA $7,500
Time Warner Entertainment Company, LP wage and hour violation 2008 WHD $10,904
AT&T, Inc. wage and hour violation 2008 WHD $6,728
AT&T labor relations violation 2008 NLRB $6,720
AT&T labor relations violation 2008 NLRB $5,000
AT&T labor relations violation 2008 NLRB $5,000
AT&T Mobility labor relations violation 2008 NLRB $5,000
AT&T labor relations violation 2008 NLRB $5,000
AT&T labor relations violation 2008 NLRB $10,000
AT&T labor relations violation 2008 NLRB $10,000
AT&T Services wage and hour violation 2008 private lawsuit-federal $11,200,000
SBC Pension Benefit Plan-Nonbargained Program benefit plan administrator violation 2008 private lawsuit-federal $16,000,000
AT&T consumer protection violation 2008 IL-AG $7,000,000
DIRECTV consumer protection violation 2009 FTC $2,310,000
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 employment discrimination 2009 EEOC $75,000
AT&T employment discrimination 2009 EEOC $1,300,000
AT&T labor relations violation 2009 NLRB $10,000
AT&T labor relations violation 2009 NLRB $11,695
Southwestern Bell Telephone, L.P. labor relations violation 2009 NLRB $117,000
AT&T labor relations violation 2009 NLRB $15,000
AT&T (Southwestern Bell Telephone) labor relations violation 2009 NLRB $80,000
Pacific Bell wage and hour violation 2009 private lawsuit-federal $1,500,000
AT&T CORPORATION environmental violation 2009 EPA $50,000
AT&T Mobility consumer protection violation 2009 NY-AG $2,630,000
DIRECTV HOME SERVICES INC workplace safety or health violation 2009 OSHA $5,000
DIRECT TV HOME SERVICES, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2009 OSHA $9,000
AT&T Services, Inc. employment discrimination 2010 EEOC $60,000
AT&T Services, Inc wage and hour violation 2010 WHD $22,556
Leap Wireless International, Inc. wage and hour violation 2010 WHD $28,911
Leap Wireless International Inc. wage and hour violation 2010 WHD $50,132
Leap Wireless International, Inc. wage and hour violation 2010 WHD $547,072
Leap Wireless International, Inc. wage and hour violation 2010 WHD $63,031
DirecTV Home Services Sacramento labor relations violation 2010 NLRB $50,000
AT & T Mobility labor relations violation 2010 NLRB $5,173
AT&T labor relations violation 2010 NLRB $35,000
DirecTV Customer Services, Inc. labor relations violation 2010 NLRB $21,056
AT&T labor relations violation 2010 NLRB $6,600
SBC Internet Services Inc. d/b/a AT&T Internet Services labor relations violation 2010 NLRB $38,187
AT&T Services wage and hour violation 2010 private lawsuit-federal $17,000,000
DirecTV consumer protection violation 2010 MULTI-AG $13,250,000
AT&T WEST ROME SERVICE CENTER workplace safety or health violation 2010 OSHA $10,500
ILLINOIS BELL TELEPHONE COMPANY DBA AT&T ILLINOIS workplace safety or health violation 2010 OSHA $7,000
DIRECT TV HOME SERVICES workplace safety or health violation 2010 OSHA $6,300
New Cingular Wireless PCS LLC environmental violation 2010 EPA $57,255
AT&T Family and Medical Leave Act 2011 WHD $55,979
AT&T labor relations violation 2011 NLRB $17,000
AT&T Mobility LLC labor relations violation 2011 NLRB $39,972
AT&T Mobility labor relations violation 2011 NLRB $10,000
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
DirecTV, Inc. et al. wage and hour violation 2011 private lawsuit-federal $1,350,000
AT&T Mobility consumer protection violation 2011 FL-AG $1,760,000
Pacific Bell Telephone Co. environmental violation 2011 CA-SCCDA $40,490
A T & T MOBILITY SERVICES, LLC workplace safety or health violation 2011 OSHA $35,100
ILLINOIS BELL TELEPHONE, INC. DBA AT&T ILLINOIS workplace safety or health violation 2011 OSHA $10,000
DIRECT TV workplace safety or health violation 2011 OSHA $5,600
New Cingular Wireless environmental violation 2012 EPA $125,728
BellSouth Telecommunications, LLC employment discrimination 2012 EEOC $120,000
AT&T Inc. telecommunications violation 2012 FCC $700,000
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