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…

Violations of the Communications Act of 1934

On July 23, 2004, the Federal Communications Commission negotiated the terms of a consent decree with Verizon Communications that ended an investigation into Verizon’s possible violations of the Communications Act of 1934 and FCC rules. The alleged violations at issue concerned Verizon’s compliance with certain structural, transactional, and nondiscrimination safeguards applicable to transactions between Verizon’s Bell Operating Companies and its other incumbent local exchange carriers, on the one hand, and Verizon’s separate long distance affiliates on the other. Verizon agreed to make a “voluntary contribution to the United States Treasury” of $300,000 as part of the consent decree.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Consent Decree
Contractors Involved Penalty
Verizon Communications, Inc. $300,000
Further Information Released
Consent Decree 9/1/2006
FCC Order 9/1/2006

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database