Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Total Call Mobile
Current Parent Company: 
KDDI
Penalty: 
$30,000,000
Year: 
2016
Date: 
December 22, 2016
Offense Group: 
consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
telecommunications violation
Secondary Offense: 
fraud
Violation Description: 

The Federal Communications Commission announced that Total Call Mobile would pay $30 million to resolve fraud investigations by the FCC's Enforcement Bureau and the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York into allegations that the company enrolled tens of thousands of duplicate and ineligible consumers into the Lifeline program.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Federal Communications Commission
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
Japan
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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