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 Inc. telecommunications violation 2012 FCC $700,000
AT & T labor relations violation 2012 NLRB $60,000
Cricket Wireless wage and hour violation 2012 CA-LCO $8,047
AT&T Operations wage and hour violation 2012 private lawsuit-federal $12,500,000
Southwestern Bell employment discrimination 2012 private lawsuit-state $5,120,000
ILLINOIS BELL TELEPHONE, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2012 OSHA $15,000
Cingular Wireless, LLC environmental violation 2012 EPA (*) $125,728
New Cingular Wireless environmental violation 2013 EPA $1,375,000
AT&T False Claims Act and related 2013 DOJ_CIVIL $3,500,000
AT&T employment discrimination 2013 EEOC $250,000
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
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
DirecTV LLC employment discrimination 2013 private lawsuit-state $1,178,341
A T & T environmental violation 2013 EPA $5,000
AT&T consumer protection violation 2013 MD-AG $1,000,000
New Cingular - AWS environmental violation 2013 EPA (*) $1,375,000
AT&T Mobility LLC consumer protection violation 2014 FTC $80,000,000
AT&T Mobility telecommunications violation 2014 FCC $105,000,000
Turner Broadcasting telecommunications violation 2014 FCC $200,000
Cricket Communications Inc. False Claims Act and related 2014 USAO $2,174,432
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
AT&T environmental violation 2014 CA-AG $51,800,000
AT&T Mobility LLC telecommunications violation 2014 MULTI-AG (*) $20,000,000
SOUTHWESTERN BELL TELEPHONE COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2014 OSHA $6,000
DirecTV wage and hour violation 2015 WHD $395,000
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
DIRECTV, Inc. wage and hour violation 2015 WHD $14,147
SOUTHWESTERN BELL TELEPHONE COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2015 OSHA $15,500
AT&T workplace safety or health violation 2015 OSHA $13,000
SOUTHWESTERN BELL TELEPHONE COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2015 OSHA $20,020
AT&T employment discrimination 2016 EEOC $250,000
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 wage and hour violation 2016 private lawsuit-federal $8,000,000
AT&T employment discrimination 2016 private lawsuit-federal $370,000
AT&T MOBILITY environmental violation 2016 EPA $45,580
AT&T Corp. employment screening violation 2016 private lawsuit-federal $405,510
DirecTV LLC Family and Medical Leave Act 2016 WHD $12,576
PACIFIC BELL TELEPHONE COMPANY DBA AT&T CORP. workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $7,000
DirecTV, LLC employment screening violation 2017 private lawsuit-federal $600,000
DirecTV environmental violation 2017 CA-AG $9,500,000
DIRECTV consumer protection violation 2017 WI-DATC $292,500
PACIFIC BELL TELEPHONE workplace safety or health violation 2017 OSHA $6,175
BELLSOUTH TELECOMMUNICATIONS LLC workplace safety or health violation 2017 OSHA $6,300
AT & T workplace safety or health violation 2017 OSHA $9,185
AT&T Services wage and hour violation 2018 private lawsuit-federal $2,750,000
Pacific Bell Telephone Company employment discrimination 2018 EEOC $15,000
AT&T Mobility telecommunications violation 2018 FCC $5,250,000
AT&T Mobility Services LLC Family and Medical Leave Act 2018 WHD $20,290
DirecTV, LLC employment screening violation 2018 private lawsuit-federal $125,000
Pacific Bell Telephone Company, Nevada Bell Telephone Company d/b/a AT&T labor relations violation 2018 NLRB $616,000
PACIFIC BELL TELEPHONE COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $18,450
PACIFIC BELL TELEPHONE CO. workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $7,425
AT&T INC workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $16,000
PACIFIC BELL TELEPHONE COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $38,885
DIRECTV, LLC workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $22,500
PACIFIC BELL TELEPHONE COMPANY DBA AT&T CORP. workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $27,560
AT&T Services, Inc. telecommunications violation 2019 FCC $75,000
AT&T Mobility, LLC consumer protection violation 2019 FTC $60,000,000
AT & T MOBILITY SERVICES, LLC workplace safety or health violation 2019 OSHA $20,007
HOME BOX OFFICE, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2019 OSHA $14,400
AT&T SERVICES, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2019 OSHA $12,650
AT&T Inc. telecommunications violation 2020 FCC $57,265,625
CNN labor relations violation 2020 NLRB $76,000,000
AT&T CORP. workplace safety or health violation 2020 OSHA $5,200
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