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Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: AT&T
Current Parent CompanyAT&T
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Penalty: $3,500,000
Year: 2013
Date: November 7, 2013
Offense Group: government-contracting-related offenses
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 Current Parent: USA
HQ State of Current Parent: Texas
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Current Parent: telecommunications
Specific Industry of Current Parent: telecommunications
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