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: 
$1,382,141,444
Number of records: 
269
Top 10 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
accounting fraud or deficiencies$348,000,0003
telecommunications violation$289,854,68527
benefit plan administrator violation$257,075,0007
consumer protection violation$188,142,16626
wage and hour violation$143,407,34542
environmental violation$90,235,46323
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 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 Typesort icon Year Agency Penalty Amount
Time Warner Inc. accounting fraud or deficiencies 2005 SEC $300,000,000
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
Time Warner Inc. benefit plan administrator violation 2000 EBSA $5,500,000
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 Inc. civil contempt 2009 DOJ_CIVIL $2,000,000
AT&T Mobility LLC consumer protection violation 2014 FTC $80,000,000
DIRECTV consumer protection violation 2009 FTC $2,310,000
DIRECTV consumer protection violation 2005 FTC $5,335,000
AT&T consumer protection violation 2004 FTC $365,000
AT&T consumer protection violation 2002 MULTI-AG $500,000
AT&T consumer protection violation 2008 IL-AG $7,000,000
AT&T consumer protection violation 2005 MA-AG $565,000
AT&T consumer protection violation 2013 MD-AG $1,000,000
AT&T consumer protection violation 2005 MN-AG $1,288,000
AT&T consumer protection violation 2005 MO-AG $50,000
AT&T consumer protection violation 2004 NY-AG $400,000
AT&T consumer protection violation 2000 NY-AG $40,000
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
AT&T Mobility consumer protection violation 2011 FL-AG $1,760,000
AT&T Mobility consumer protection violation 2009 NY-AG $2,630,000
AT&T Mobility consumer protection violation 2007 CA-AG $500,000
Cingular Wireless consumer protection violation 2004 MULTI-AG $1,666,666
Cingular Wireless LLC consumer protection violation 2007 NY-AG $35,000
DirecTV consumer protection violation 2010 MULTI-AG $13,250,000
DirecTV consumer protection violation 2005 MULTI-AG $5,000,000
DirecTV, Inc. consumer protection violation 2006 WI-AG $115,000
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. and Interference, Inc. consumer protection violation 2007 MA-AG $2,000,000
AT&T Mobility, LLC consumer protection violation 2019 FTC $60,000,000
DIRECTV consumer protection violation 2017 WI-DATC $292,500
Cable News Network, Inc. economic sanction violation 2004 OFAC $7,500
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
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
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
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
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 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 environmental violation 2014 CA-AG $51,800,000
AT&T environmental violation 2006 CA-AG $25,000,000
DirecTV environmental violation 2017 CA-AG $9,500,000
Pacific Bell Telephone Co. environmental violation 2011 CA-SCCDA $40,490
AT & T CORP environmental violation 2000 EPA $195,000
New Cingular Wireless PCS LLC environmental violation 2010 EPA $57,255
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
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 Communications- East, Inc. False Claims Act and related 2006 DOJ_CIVIL $2,900,000
Cricket Communications Inc. False Claims Act and related 2014 USAO $2,174,432
AT&T Family and Medical Leave Act 2011 WHD $55,979
SBC Communications, Inc. Family and Medical Leave Act 2004 WHD $15,000
Southwestern Bell Communications Family and Medical Leave Act 2004 WHD $20,000
AT&T Mobility Services LLC Family and Medical Leave Act 2018 WHD $20,290
BellSouth Corporation Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2002 SEC $150,000
AT & T labor relations violation 2012 NLRB $60,000
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
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
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