Menu

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…

“Grandfathered” Wireless Data Plan Subscriber Excess Charges

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) alleged that, beginning in November 2009, AT&T switched “grandfathered subscriber” customers to its mandatory monthly wireless data plans despite promising them they could retain their existing pay-as-you-go plans. Under a consent decree, AT&T agreed to pay the government $700,000 and refund the excess charges paid by customers.

Misconduct Type
Consumer Affairs
Enforcement Agency
FCC
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Administrative
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Consent Decree
11/6/2012
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
AT&T Inc. $700,000
Further Information Released
Consent Decree 11/6/2012
FCC Press Release 11/6/2012

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database