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…

Premature Marketing of Long Distance Services

On February 28, 2003, 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 in connection with the marketing and provisioning of long distance services in states where Verizon had not received authorization to provide such services. As part of the consent decree, Verizon agreed to pay $5.7 million as well as implement new controls.

Misconduct Type
Consumer Affairs
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Consent Decree
Contractors Involved Penalty
Verizon Communications, Inc. $5,700,000
Further Information Released
Consent Decree 9/2/2006
FCC Order 9/2/2006

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database