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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…

False Claims Involving the E-Rate Program

AT&T Technical Services Corp. (AT&T-TSCO) paid over $8.2 million as part of a civil settlement relating to allegations that the company violated the False Claims Act in connection with the Federal Communication Commission’s E-Rate program, which uses funds collected from customers to provide Internet service to needy schools and libraries. AT&T-TSCO was alleged to have engaged in non-competitive bidding practices for E-Rate contracts, claimed and received E-rate funds for goods and services that were ineligible under the program, overbilled the E-Rate program for services provided, and facilitated a payment or profit to the applicant from E-Rate funds.

Misconduct Type
Consumer Affairs
Enforcement Agency
FCC
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Announcement
2/13/2009
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
AT&T Inc. $8,266,414
Further Information Released
Compliance Agreement 5/2/2012
DOJ Press Release 3/3/2009

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database