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…

Paraffin Wax Price Fixing

The European Commission imposed fines on nine companies for participating in a paraffin wax cartel in the European Economic Area (EEA) between 1992 and 2005 in violation of the EC Treaty’s ban on cartels and restrictive business practices. Royal Dutch Shell also participated in the cartel but was not fined because it revealed the existence of the cartel to the Commission. See related Exxon Mobil instance, “Paraffin Wax Price Fixing.”

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Investigative Finding
Date of Announcement
Contractors Involved Penalty
Royal Dutch Shell PLC $0
Further Information Released
EC Press Release 11/4/2008

See also:

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database