Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
WorldCom, Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Verizon Communications
Penalty: 
$27,670,000
Year: 
2004
Date: 
May 4, 2004
Offense Group: 
government-contracting-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Violation Description: 

The Justice Department announced that the court presiding over WorldCom, Inc.'s bankruptcy petitions approved the company's agreement to pay the government $27 million to settle claims that it defrauded the General Services Administration from 1999 to the present. In addition, MCI was to pay $670,000 in credits to GSA.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Civil Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
New York
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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