Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

The federal government routinely awards contracts to companies with histories of misconduct, including contract fraud and other violations. POGO believes that providing this website will help to improve contracting decisions and increase public knowledge of how the government spends billions of taxpayer dollars each year. Read more…

Overbilling the Federal Government for Telephone Services

AT&T Corp. subsidiary AT&T Communications-East, Inc. paid the United States nearly $3 million to resolve a False Claims Act lawsuit alleging that it defrauded federal agencies by overcharging them for telephone service from December 1998 through December 2001. AT&T provided telephone services to the government as part of the FTS2000 contract administered by the General Services Administration. AT&T was alleged to have charged agencies more than the actual costs and fees AT&T paid to local telephone companies for access to their phone lines.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Announcement
Contractors Involved Penalty
AT&T Inc. $2,946,000
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release 3/3/2009

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database