Violation Tracker Parent Company Summary

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: 
$2,443,456,728
Number of records: 
155
Top 10 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
telecommunications violation$879,198,80023
accounting fraud or deficiencies$750,200,0005
tax violations$415,317,9093
False Claims Act and related$123,295,4104
consumer protection violation$86,815,66618
employment discrimination$71,504,8916
benefit plan administrator violation$47,260,0034
wage and hour violation$38,727,96612
labor relations violation$26,707,12036
environmental violation$2,438,89317
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 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: 

AirTouch Cellular; ALLTEL; AOL; BELL ATLANTIC; BELL ATLANTIC COS; BELL ATLANTIC NEW YORK; BELL ATLANTIC NYNEX MOBILE; BELL ATLANTIC OF MARYLAND; BELL ATLANTIC VIRGINIA; Bell Atlantic-New Jersey, Inc.; CELLCO PARTNERSHIP; CELLCO PARTNERSHIP D / B / A; CELLO PARTNERSHIP; MCI; MCI COMMUNICATION SVC; MCI INTL; MCI WORLDCOM; MCI WorldCom Communications, Inc.; Netscape Communications; STRAIGHT PATH COMMUNICATIONS; VERIZON; VERIZON - TATNALL; Verizon Business; VERIZON CORPORATE SERVICES GROUP INC; VERI [...]

Links: 

For more details on misconduct by this company, see its entry in the Project On Government Oversight's Federal Contractor Misconduct Database.

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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Verizon Communications telecommunications violation 2018 FCC $614,300,000
WorldCom Inc. accounting fraud or deficiencies 2003 SEC $500,000,000
MCI tax violations 2005 MULTI-AG $315,000,000
America Online accounting fraud or deficiencies 2004 DOJ_CRIMINAL $210,000,000
MCI tax violations 2005 MS-AG $100,000,000
Verizon Communications Inc. False Claims Act and related 2011 DOJ_CIVIL $93,525,410
Verizon Wireless telecommunications violation 2015 FCC $90,000,000
Verizon Wireless telecommunications violation 2010 FCC $77,800,000
Verizon consumer protection violation 2015 CFPB $70,000,000
Verizon Communications, Inc. employment discrimination 2006 EEOC $48,900,000
Worldcom, Inc. benefit plan administrator violation 2005 private lawsuit-federal $47,150,000
WorldCom, Inc. False Claims Act and related 2004 DOJ_CIVIL $27,670,000
Bell Atlantic-New York telecommunications violation 2000 FCC $27,000,000
Verizon New Jersey Inc and Verizon Services Corp. labor relations violation 2004 NLRB $25,000,000
AOL accounting fraud or deficiencies 2006 AK-AG $25,000,000
Verizon Communications employment discrimination 2011 EEOC $20,000,000
Verizon Communications telecommunications violation 2017 FCC $17,680,000
Verizon Wireless telecommunications violation 2015 MULTI-AG (*) $16,000,000
Straight Path Communications Inc. telecommunications violation 2017 FCC $15,000,000
Verizon wage and hour violation 2015 private lawsuit-state $15,000,000
Verizon Business accounting fraud or deficiencies 2007 OK-AG $11,700,000
MCI WorldCom Communications, Inc. telecommunications violation 2002 CA-AG $8,500,000
Verizon wage and hour violation 2013 private lawsuit-federal $7,721,000
Verizon telecommunications violation 2014 FCC $7,400,000
Verizon Telephone Companies telecommunications violation 2003 FCC $5,700,000
Verizon wage and hour violation 2008 private lawsuit-state $5,550,000
Verizon telecommunications violation 2015 FCC $5,000,000
Verizon wage and hour violation 2010 private lawsuit-state $5,000,000
America Online, Inc. accounting fraud or deficiencies 2000 SEC $3,500,000
MCI Worldcom telecommunications violation 2000 FCC $3,500,000
MCI Communication Services wage and hour violation 2009 private lawsuit-federal $3,450,000
Verizon telecommunications violation 2015 FCC $3,400,000
Verizon Select Services Inc. and Snyder Communications consumer protection violation 2001 FL-AG $3,100,000
America Online consumer protection violation 2007 MULTI-AG $3,000,000
Verizon consumer protection violation 2014 MD-AG $1,700,000
Verizon Wireless consumer protection violation 2004 MULTI-AG $1,666,666
Verizon Wireless consumer protection violation 2009 FL-AG $1,500,000
Bell Atlantic-New Jersey, Inc. employment discrimination 2003 private lawsuit-state $1,479,320
Verizon Wireless telecommunications violation 2016 FCC $1,350,000
ALLTEL Corporation civil contempt 2007 DOJ_ANTITRUST $1,325,000
Verizon New England Inc. False Claims Act and related 2014 MA-AG $1,300,000
Verizon Wireless telecommunications violation 2012 FCC $1,250,000
America Online consumer protection violation 2005 NY-AG $1,250,000
Verizon Wireless consumer protection violation 2007 NY-AG $1,150,000
ALLTEL Corporation environmental violation 2003 EPA $1,058,000
ALLTEL CORPORATION environmental violation 2003 EPA (*) $1,058,000
AirTouch Cellular consumer protection violation 2001 CA-AG $999,000
Verizon wage and hour violation 2012 private lawsuit-federal $887,500
Verizon Pennsylvania LLC employment discrimination 2017 private lawsuit-federal $813,571
Verizon New England, Inc. False Claims Act and related 2011 MA-AG $800,000
Verizon New Jersey, Inc. consumer protection violation 2009 NJ-AG $795,000
Verizon wage and hour violation 2011 private lawsuit-federal $750,000
MCI WORLDCOM, INC. environmental violation 2000 EPA $625,000
MCI Worldcom consumer protection violation 2002 MULTI-AG $500,000
Cellco Partnership dba Verizon Wireless environmental violation 2009 EPA $468,600
Verizon Communications consumer protection violation 2008 NY-AG $375,000
Verizon Service Corp. and Verizon New England tax violations 2012 MA-AG $317,909
Verizon telecommunications violation 2004 FCC $300,000
Verizon telecommunications violation 2003 FCC $283,800
Alltel Communications Inc. employment discrimination 2007 OFCCP $275,000
Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile, Inc. labor relations violation 2001 NLRB $256,000
Verizon Long Distance telecommunications violation 2000 FCC $250,000
MCI Worldcom Inc. consumer protection violation 2002 MO-AG $250,000
Western Wireless telecommunications violation 2003 FCC $200,000
Verizon New Jersey, Inc. labor relations violation 2004 NLRB $200,000
Verizon Long Distance LLC consumer protection violation 2010 WI-AG $190,000
Yahoo! privacy violation 2005 NY-AG $175,000
Verizon New Jersey, Inc. labor relations violation 2004 NLRB $170,000
Bell Atlantic of Maryland, Inc. labor relations violation 2003 NLRB $150,000
Verizon New York Inc. workplace safety or health violation 2013 OSHA $147,000
VERIZON NY INC. workplace safety or health violation 2011 OSHA (*) $147,000
WORLDCOM, INC. environmental violation 2001 EPA $143,520
Verizon Communications, Inc. wage and hour violation 2003 WHD $137,870
Cellco Partnership d/b/a wage and hour violation 2008 WHD $123,807
MCI Worldcom telecommunications violation 2000 FCC $100,000
Verizon Communications labor relations violation 2004 NLRB $100,000
Netscape Communications consumer protection violation 2003 NY-AG $100,000
Verizon labor relations violation 2003 NLRB $92,000
Alltel consumer protection violation 2006 WV-AG $90,000
Bell Atlantic labor relations violation 2009 NLRB $85,859
Verizon labor relations violation 2003 NLRB $75,000
America Online, Inc. consumer protection violation 2005 OH-AG $75,000
Verizon Communications Inc. telecommunications violation 2005 NY-AG $75,000
Yahoo Inc. consumer protection violation 2003 NY-AG $75,000
Verizon Connected Solutions Family and Medical Leave Act 2010 WHD $73,526
Verizon Florida, Inc. wage and hour violation 2007 WHD $71,941
Verizon Delaware, Inc. labor relations violation 2010 NLRB $69,500
Verizon Virginia, Inc. labor relations violation 2011 NLRB $65,000
Verizon-New York, Inc. labor relations violation 2007 NLRB $60,000
MCI Worldcom Communications, Inc. telecommunications violation 2003 OR-AG $60,000
Verizon Phone Company labor relations violation 2006 NLRB $53,000
MCI INTERNATIONAL, INC benefit plan administrator violation 2006 EBSA $50,001
WORLDCOM INTERNATIONAL DATA SERVICES, INC. benefit plan administrator violation 2006 EBSA $50,001
Verizon Wireless telecommunications violation 2014 FCC $50,000
Bell Atlantic labor relations violation 2002 NLRB $45,692
MCI Inc. privacy violation 2005 MO-AG $40,000
Cellco Partnership Family and Medical Leave Act 2013 WHD $37,500
Verizon Pennsylvania Inc. employment discrimination 2009 EEOC $37,000
Verizon labor relations violation 2003 NLRB $30,000
Verizon Communications, Inc. Family and Medical Leave Act 2008 WHD $27,362
VERIZON workplace safety or health violation 2002 OSHA $25,000
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