Violation Tracker Individual Record

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

Tthe United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York and the Federal Communications Commission Enforcement announced a $30 million settlement of a civil fraud lawsuit against Total Call Mobile LLC for defrauding the Lifeline Program, a federal government subsidy program that offers discounted mobile phone services to eligible low-income consumers.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
U.S. Attorney-Southern District of New York
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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