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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…

Do-Not-Call Violation

The Federal Communications Commission fined AT&T Corp. for allegedly phoning customers who had asked not to be called again. The FCC claimed AT&T repeatedly solicited 29 consumers on 78 separate occasions over a period of 12 months after they had asked AT&T telemarketers not to call, a violation of a longstanding FCC rule that requires telemarketers to honor company-specific no-call lists. The fine was ultimately reduced to $490,000 (from $780,000) after the company disputed several of the complaints. AT&T admitted no wrongdoing as part of the settlement.

Misconduct Type
Consumer Affairs
Enforcement Agency
FCC
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Administrative
Disposition
Fine
Date of Consent Decree
7/9/2004
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
AT&T Inc. $490,000
Further Information Released
Consent Decree 3/3/2009
Press Release 3/3/2009

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database