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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…

Illegal Late and Reconnect Fees

A class-action lawsuit claimed that Verizon Wireless violated California consumer protection law by imposing a flat $5 late fee on overdue bills and by imposing a flat $15 reconnect fee to reinstate service on a line that has been impaired due to non-payment. Verizon settled the lawsuit in May 2012 for $10 million.

Misconduct Type
Consumer Affairs
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of First Amended Complaint
8/28/2007
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Verizon Communications, Inc. $10,000,000
Further Information Released
Complaint 2/28/2013
Settlement Agreement 2/28/2013
Press Release 6/15/2007

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database