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Violation Tracker Current Parent Company Summary

Current Parent Company Name: Verizon Communications
Ownership Structure: publicly traded (ticker symbol VZ)
Headquartered in: New York
Major Industry: telecommunications
Specific Industry: telecommunications
Penalty total since 2000$2,347,091,536
Number of records: 208
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
consumer-protection-related offenses$1,084,878,64267
financial offenses$927,017,9095
employment-related offenses$191,026,74465
government-contracting-related offenses$136,695,4105
environment-related offenses$3,394,06332
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
telecommunications violation$938,477,92628
accounting fraud or deficiencies$511,700,0002
tax violations$415,317,9093
consumer protection violation$141,905,71626
False Claims Act and related$136,695,4105
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.

Links: Subsidy Tracker data on financial assistance to this company by federal, state and local government agencies can be found here.

For an overview of assistance this company is receiving under the CARES Act, see its Covid Stimulus Watch summary page here.

Individual Penalty Records:

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CompanyPrimary Offense TypeYearAgencyPenalty Amount sort icon
Verizon Communicationstelecommunications violation2018FCC$614,300,000
WorldCom Inc.accounting fraud or deficiencies2003SEC$500,000,000
MCItax violations2005MULTI-AG$315,000,000
MCItax violations2005MS-AG$100,000,000
Verizon Communications Inc.False Claims Act and related2011DOJ_CIVIL$93,525,410
Verizon Wirelesstelecommunications violation2015FCC$90,000,000
Verizon Wirelesstelecommunications violation2010FCC$77,800,000
Verizonconsumer protection violation2015CFPB$70,000,000
Verizon Communications, Inc.employment discrimination2006EEOC$48,900,000
Verizon Communicationstelecommunications violation2020FCC$48,318,750
Worldcom, Inc.benefit plan administrator violation2005private lawsuit-federal$47,150,000
TracFoneconsumer protection violation2015FTC$40,000,000
WorldCom, Inc.False Claims Act and related2004DOJ_CIVIL$27,670,000
Bell Atlantic-New Yorktelecommunications violation2000FCC$27,000,000
Verizon New Jersey Inc and Verizon Services Corp.labor relations violation2004NLRB$25,000,000
Verizon Communicationsemployment discrimination2011EEOC$20,000,000
Verizon Communicationstelecommunications violation2017FCC$17,680,000
Verizon Wirelesstelecommunications violation2015MULTI-AG(*)Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting. $16,000,000
Straight Path Communications Inc.telecommunications violation2017FCC$15,000,000
Verizonwage and hour violation2015private lawsuit-state$15,000,000
TracFone Wireless Inc.False Claims Act and related2022DOJ_CIVIL$13,400,000
Verizon Businessaccounting fraud or deficiencies2007OK-AG$11,700,000
TracFone Wireless, Inc.consumer protection violation2015CA-PUC$10,000,000
MCI WorldCom Communications, Inc.telecommunications violation2002CA-AG$8,500,000
Verizonwage and hour violation2013private lawsuit-federal$7,721,000
Verizontelecommunications violation2014FCC$7,400,000
TracFone Wireless, Inctelecommunications violation2020FCC$6,013,000
Verizon CommunicationFamily and Medical Leave Act2010CA-DFEH$6,011,190
Verizon Telephone Companiestelecommunications violation2003FCC$5,700,000
Verizonwage and hour violation2008private lawsuit-state$5,550,000
Verizontelecommunications violation2015FCC$5,000,000
Verizonwage and hour violation2010private lawsuit-state$5,000,000
Verizonconsumer protection violation2004CA-PUC$4,836,000
TracFone Wireless Inc.telecommunications violation2013FCC$4,573,376
Verizon Wirelessprivacy violation2016private lawsuit-federal$4,000,000
MCI Worldcomtelecommunications violation2000FCC$3,500,000
MCI Communication Serviceswage and hour violation2009private lawsuit-federal$3,450,000
Verizontelecommunications violation2015FCC$3,400,000
MCIconsumer protection violation2006CA-PUC$3,300,000
Verizon Select Services Inc. and Snyder Communicationsconsumer protection violation2001FL-AG$3,100,000
Cellco Partnership LLP d/b/a Verizon Wirelessutility safety violation2012CA-PUC$2,300,000
Verizonconsumer protection violation2014MD-AG$1,700,000
Verizon Wirelessconsumer protection violation2004MULTI-AG$1,666,666
Verizon Wirelessconsumer protection violation2009FL-AG$1,500,000
Bell Atlantic-New Jersey, Inc.employment discrimination2003private lawsuit-state$1,479,320
Verizon Wirelesstelecommunications violation2016FCC$1,350,000
ALLTEL Corporationcivil contempt2007DOJ_ANTITRUST$1,325,000
Verizon New England Inc.False Claims Act and related2014MA-AG$1,300,000
Verizon Wirelesstelecommunications violation2012FCC$1,250,000
Verizon Wirelessconsumer protection violation2007NY-AG$1,150,000
ALLTEL Corporationenvironmental violation2003EPA$1,058,000
ALLTEL CORPORATIONenvironmental violation2003EPA(*)Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting. $1,058,000
AirTouch Cellularconsumer protection violation2001CA-AG$999,000
AirTouch Cellularconsumer protection violation2001CA-LACA$999,000
Verizonwage and hour violation2012private lawsuit-federal$887,500
Verizon Pennsylvania LLCemployment discrimination2017private lawsuit-federal$813,571
Verizon New England, Inc.False Claims Act and related2011MA-AG$800,000
Verizon New Jersey, Inc.consumer protection violation2009NJ-AG$795,000
Verizonwage and hour violation2011private lawsuit-federal$750,000
Verizon Communications Inc.employment discrimination2020OFCCP$675,000
MCI WORLDCOM, INC.environmental violation2000EPA$625,000
MCI Worldcomconsumer protection violation2002MULTI-AG$500,000
Cellco Partnership dba Verizon Wirelessenvironmental violation2009EPA$468,600
Verizon Communicationsconsumer protection violation2008NY-AG$375,000
Verizon Service Corp. and Verizon New Englandtax violations2012MA-AG$317,909
Verizontelecommunications violation2004FCC$300,000
Verizontelecommunications violation2003FCC$283,800
Verizon California Inc.environmental violation2012CA-SCAQMD$278,437
Alltel Communications Inc.employment discrimination2007OFCCP$275,000
Verizon Wirelesstelecommunications violation2021FCC$274,000
Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile, Inc.labor relations violation2001NLRB$256,000
Verizon Long Distancetelecommunications violation2000FCC$250,000
MCI Worldcom Inc.consumer protection violation2002MO-AG$250,000
Verizon North Inc.utility service violation2008OH-PUC$250,000
Western Wirelesstelecommunications violation2003FCC$200,000
Verizon New Jersey, Inc.labor relations violation2004NLRB$200,000
VERIZON PENNSYLVANIA INCconsumer protection violation2002PA-PUC$199,000
Verizon Long Distance LLCconsumer protection violation2010WI-AG$190,000
Verizon New Jersey, Inc.labor relations violation2004NLRB$170,000
VERIZONenvironmental violation2001MA-ENV$157,500
Bell Atlantic of Maryland, Inc.labor relations violation2003NLRB$150,000
Verizon New York Inc.workplace safety or health violation2013OSHA$147,000
VERIZON NY INC.workplace safety or health violation2011OSHA(*)Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting. $147,000
WORLDCOM, INC.environmental violation2001EPA$143,520
Verizon Communications, Inc.wage and hour violation2003WHD$137,870
Verizon Florida LLCconsumer protection violation2009FL-PSC$125,000
Cellco Partnership d/b/awage and hour violation2008WHD$123,807
Verizon Communicationsenvironmental violation2022NY-AG$118,000
Verizonenvironmental violation2022NY-AG$118,000
MCI Worldcomtelecommunications violation2000FCC$100,000
Verizon Communicationslabor relations violation2004NLRB$100,000
Verizonutility service violation2016TX-PUC$100,000
Verizon Wirelesstelecommunications violation2022FCC$100,000
Verizon Wirelessenvironmental violation2012CA-SCAQMD$94,750
Verizonlabor relations violation2003NLRB$92,000
Alltelconsumer protection violation2006WV-AG$90,000
Bell Atlanticlabor relations violation2009NLRB$85,859
Verizonlabor relations violation2003NLRB$75,000
Verizon Communications Inc.telecommunications violation2005NY-AG$75,000
Verizon Connected SolutionsFamily and Medical Leave Act2010WHD$73,526
Verizon Washington DC, Inc.environmental violation2019DC-ENV$73,000
(*): Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting.