Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
AT&T
Current Parent Company: 
AT&T
Penalty: 
$3,500,000
Year: 
2013
Date: 
November 7, 2013
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Violation Description: 

AT&T agreed to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act in connection with a program administered by the Federal Communications Commission. The settlement resolved a civil lawsuit in which the government alleged that AT&T knowingly overbilled the Telecommunications Relay Services Fund, which compensates IP Relay service providers for placing calls on behalf of hearing- or speech-impaired individuals in the U.S. On May 7, 2013, AT&T had entered into a consent decree with the FCC that resolved related allegations. Pursuant to that consent decree, AT&T paid a total of $18.25 million. Under the new settlement, AT&T agreed to pay an additional $3.5 million to resolve its remaining liability under the False Claims Act.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Civil Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Texas
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
telecommunications
Specific Industry of Parent: 
telecommunications
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Parent company note: 
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