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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…

Overcharging California Government Customers for Wireless Services

Dozens of California government entities joined a whistleblower lawsuit against Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile alleging they overcharged for wireless services by more than $100 million. The companies are alleged to have ignored two cost-saving requirements included in the master contracts under which California state and local government customers purchased wireless services. Specifically, the master contracts required the carriers to determine and report to the government customers which rate plan selections would result in the lowest cost – referred to as rate plan optimization – and to provide wireless services at the lowest available cost.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
State/Local
Contracting Party
State/Local
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Pending
Date of Complaint
7/5/2012
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Verizon Communications, Inc. $0
AT&T Inc. $0
Further Information Released
Law Firm Press Release 12/8/2015
Complaint 7/5/2012

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database