Violation Tracker Individual Record
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.