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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…

Violation of FCC Affiliate Transaction Rules

On August 6, 2003, the Federal Communications Commission found that Verizon apparently violated the FCC’s rule which regulates accounting practices for transactions between Verizon’s New York Bell Operating Company and its affiliates and ensures that Verizon’s affiliates do not receive better treatment than Verizon’s competitors. The FCC found Verizon liable for a forfeiture in the amount of $283,800. The FCC also admonished Verizon for failing to post on the Internet accurate and timely descriptions of all transactions between the BOC and its affiliates.

Misconduct Type
Other
Enforcement Agency
FCC
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Administrative
Disposition
Fine
Date of Notice
8/6/2003
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Verizon Communications, Inc. $283,800
Further Information Released
FCC Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture 9/2/2006

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database