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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…

Failure to Comply with Merger Conditions

On August 16, 2002, the Federal Communications Commission negotiated the terms of a consent decree with Verizon that ended an investigation into potential non-compliance with the GTE-Bell Atlantic merger conditions. As part of the consent decree, Verizon agreed to pay $260,000 as well as implement a compliance plan.

Misconduct Type
Antitrust
Enforcement Agency
FCC
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Administrative
Disposition
Fine
Date of Consent Decree
8/16/2002
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Verizon Communications, Inc. $260,000
Further Information Released
Consent Decree 4/18/2007
FCC Order 4/18/2007

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database