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…

Unlawful Disposal of Hazardous Waste in California

AT&T paid $21.8 million in civil penalties and costs to resolve allegations that hundreds of its California facilities unlawfully disposed of hazardous waste and material over a nine-year period. AT&T also agreed to spend at least $2 million over the next five years to implement environmental compliance measures. The state claimed that, from January 2005 through November 2014, more than 200 AT&T warehouse and dispatch facilities unlawfully handled and disposed of various materials, including electronic equipment, batteries, aerosol cans, and various gels and liquids. The company allegedly sent these materials to local landfills that were not permitted to receive them.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Settlement Announcement
Contractors Involved Penalty
AT&T Inc. $23,800,000
Further Information Released
California AG Press Release 11/20/2014
Complaint 11/20/2014
Proposed Final Judgment 11/20/2014

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database