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Company: Verizon Wireless
Current Parent CompanyVerizon Communications
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Penalty: $77,800,000
Year: 2010
Date: October 28, 2010
Offense Group: consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: telecommunications violation
Violation Description: The Federal Communications Commission's Enforcement Bureau announced an historic consent decree with Verizon Wireless -- including a record $25 million payment to the U.S. Treasury -- regarding "mystery fees" the company charged its customers over the last several years. In addition to Verizon Wireless's payment to the Treasury, the company agreed to refund a minimum of $52.8 million to approximately 15 million customers and ensure that consumers are no longer charged the fees.
Level of Government: federal
Action Type: agency action
Agency: Federal Communications Commission
Civil or Criminal Case: civil
HQ Country of Current Parent: USA
HQ State of Current Parent: New York
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Current Parent: telecommunications
Specific Industry of Current Parent: telecommunications
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