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: 
$2,497,815,677
Number of records: 
172
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
financial offenses$1,165,517,9098
consumer-protection-related offenses$1,019,557,21647
employment-related offenses$185,024,71564
government-contracting-related offenses$123,295,4104
environment-related offenses$2,741,37623
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
telecommunications violation$927,517,55024
accounting fraud or deficiencies$750,200,0005
tax violations$415,317,9093
False Claims Act and related$123,295,4104
consumer protection violation$87,824,66620
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: 

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.

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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Company Primary Offense Typesort icon Year Agency Penalty Amount
America Online accounting fraud or deficiencies 2004 DOJ_CRIMINAL $210,000,000
WorldCom Inc. accounting fraud or deficiencies 2003 SEC $500,000,000
America Online, Inc. accounting fraud or deficiencies 2000 SEC $3,500,000
AOL accounting fraud or deficiencies 2006 AK-AG $25,000,000
Verizon Business accounting fraud or deficiencies 2007 OK-AG $11,700,000
MCI INTERNATIONAL, INC benefit plan administrator violation 2011 EBSA $10,001
MCI INTERNATIONAL, INC benefit plan administrator violation 2006 EBSA $50,001
WORLDCOM INTERNATIONAL DATA SERVICES, INC. benefit plan administrator violation 2006 EBSA $50,001
Worldcom, Inc. benefit plan administrator violation 2005 private lawsuit-federal $47,150,000
ALLTEL Corporation civil contempt 2007 DOJ_ANTITRUST $1,325,000
Verizon consumer protection violation 2015 CFPB $70,000,000
AirTouch Cellular consumer protection violation 2001 CA-AG $999,000
Alltel consumer protection violation 2006 WV-AG $90,000
America Online consumer protection violation 2007 MULTI-AG $3,000,000
America Online consumer protection violation 2005 NY-AG $1,250,000
America Online, Inc. consumer protection violation 2005 OH-AG $75,000
MCI Worldcom consumer protection violation 2002 MULTI-AG $500,000
MCI Worldcom Inc. consumer protection violation 2002 MO-AG $250,000
Netscape Communications consumer protection violation 2003 NY-AG $100,000
Verizon consumer protection violation 2014 MD-AG $1,700,000
Verizon Communications consumer protection violation 2008 NY-AG $375,000
Verizon Long Distance LLC consumer protection violation 2010 WI-AG $190,000
Verizon New Jersey, Inc. consumer protection violation 2009 NJ-AG $795,000
Verizon Select Services Inc. and Snyder Communications consumer protection violation 2001 FL-AG $3,100,000
Verizon Wireless consumer protection violation 2004 MULTI-AG $1,666,666
Verizon Wireless consumer protection violation 2009 FL-AG $1,500,000
Verizon Wireless consumer protection violation 2007 NY-AG $1,150,000
Yahoo Inc. consumer protection violation 2003 NY-AG $75,000
AirTouch Cellular consumer protection violation 2001 CA-LACA $999,000
Verizon Wireless Services, LLC consumer protection violation 2015 CT-BKG $10,000
Verizon Communications employment discrimination 2011 EEOC $20,000,000
Verizon Pennsylvania Inc. employment discrimination 2009 EEOC $37,000
Verizon Communications, Inc. employment discrimination 2006 EEOC $48,900,000
Alltel Communications Inc. employment discrimination 2007 OFCCP $275,000
Verizon Pennsylvania LLC employment discrimination 2017 private lawsuit-federal $813,571
Bell Atlantic-New Jersey, Inc. employment discrimination 2003 private lawsuit-state $1,479,320
Verizon Communications Inc. employment discrimination 2020 OFCCP $675,000
ALLTEL Corporation environmental violation 2003 EPA $1,058,000
Verizon Washington DC, Inc. environmental violation 2019 DC-ENV $73,000
Verizon Washington DC, Inc. environmental violation 2018 DC-ENV $8,000
VERIZON NEW ENGLAND INC environmental violation 2016 MA-ENV $9,000
VERIZON NEW ENGLAND INC environmental violation 2010 MA-ENV $8,700
VERIZON NEW ENGLAND INC environmental violation 2001 MA-ENV $62,500
VERIZON environmental violation 2001 MA-ENV $157,500
VERIZON environmental violation 2000 MA-ENV $22,500
Verizon MD, Inc. environmental violation 2010 MD-ENV $6,300
VERIZON WIRELESS environmental violation 2017 NJ-ENV $7,800
VERIZON CORPORATE SERVICES GROUP INC environmental violation 2015 NJ-ENV $5,200
VERIZON CORPORATE SERVICES GROUP INC environmental violation 2011 NJ-ENV $11,000
VERIZON CORPORATE SERVICES GROUP INC environmental violation 2008 NJ-ENV $10,500
VERIZON NJ NEW BRUNSWICK CO #24220 environmental violation 2008 NJ-ENV $5,500
Verizon Virginia, LLC environmental violation 2017 VA-ENV $13,330
MCI WORLDCOM, INC. environmental violation 2000 EPA $625,000
BELL ATLANTIC COMPANIES environmental violation 2000 EPA $16,069
WESTERN WIRELESS CORP environmental violation 2000 EPA $10,734
ALLTEL CORPORATION environmental violation 2003 EPA (*) $1,058,000
WORLDCOM, INC. environmental violation 2001 EPA $143,520
CELLCO PARTNERSHIP environmental violation 2001 EPA $7,589
Cellco Partnership dba Verizon Wireless environmental violation 2006 EPA $11,034
Cellco Partnership dba Verizon Wireless environmental violation 2009 EPA $468,600
Verizon Communications Inc. False Claims Act and related 2011 DOJ_CIVIL $93,525,410
WorldCom, Inc. False Claims Act and related 2004 DOJ_CIVIL $27,670,000
Verizon New England Inc. False Claims Act and related 2014 MA-AG $1,300,000
Verizon New England, Inc. False Claims Act and related 2011 MA-AG $800,000
Cellco Partnership Family and Medical Leave Act 2013 WHD $37,500
Cellco Partnership Family and Medical Leave Act 2011 WHD $5,450
Verizon Connected Solutions Family and Medical Leave Act 2010 WHD $73,526
Verizon Communications, Inc. Family and Medical Leave Act 2008 WHD $27,362
Verizon Communications, Inc. Family and Medical Leave Act 2006 WHD $5,897
Verizon Virginia, Inc. labor relations violation 2011 NLRB $65,000
Verizon Wireless labor relations violation 2011 NLRB $9,900
Verizon Delaware, Inc. labor relations violation 2010 NLRB $69,500
Verizon Pennsylvania, Inc. (Verizon Services Group) labor relations violation 2010 NLRB $10,200
Verizon labor relations violation 2010 NLRB $17,920
Verizon Communications labor relations violation 2009 NLRB $8,347
Bell Atlantic labor relations violation 2009 NLRB $85,859
Verizon California, Inc. labor relations violation 2009 NLRB $11,588
Verizon Teleproducts labor relations violation 2008 NLRB $20,000
Verizon Communications labor relations violation 2008 NLRB $6,782
Verizon labor relations violation 2007 NLRB $12,000
Verizon-New York, Inc. labor relations violation 2007 NLRB $60,000
Verizon labor relations violation 2006 NLRB $5,760
Verizon Phone Company labor relations violation 2006 NLRB $53,000
Verizon Communications, Inc. labor relations violation 2006 NLRB $6,078
Alltel labor relations violation 2006 NLRB $23,000
Verizon Communications labor relations violation 2006 NLRB $7,000
Verizon labor relations violation 2005 NLRB $5,000
Cellco Partnership, d/b/a Verizon Wireless labor relations violation 2005 NLRB $23,500
Verizon New Jersey Inc. labor relations violation 2004 NLRB $7,256
Verizon New Jersey Inc and Verizon Services Corp. labor relations violation 2004 NLRB $25,000,000
Verizon New Jersey, Inc. labor relations violation 2004 NLRB $170,000
Verizon New Jersey, Inc. labor relations violation 2004 NLRB $8,000
Verizon Communications labor relations violation 2004 NLRB $100,000
Verizon New Jersey, Inc. labor relations violation 2004 NLRB $200,000
Verizon Select Services, Inc. labor relations violation 2004 NLRB $20,000
Verizon, Inc. labor relations violation 2004 NLRB $8,938
Verizon New Jersey, Inc. labor relations violation 2004 NLRB $7,800
Verizon labor relations violation 2003 NLRB $92,000
Verizon labor relations violation 2003 NLRB $75,000
Verizon labor relations violation 2003 NLRB $30,000
Bell Atlantic of Maryland, Inc. labor relations violation 2003 NLRB $150,000
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