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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…

Underpayment of Oil Royalties

Chevron USA Inc. paid the federal government $95 million to settle a False Claims Act case regarding the amount of royalties it owed on federal and Indian oil leases. The government alleged that Chevron and several affiliated companies systematically underreported the value of oil they pumped from the leased properties from 1988 through 1998.Chevron did not acknowledge any wrongdoing or liability.

Misconduct Type
Cost/Labor Mischarge
Enforcement Agency
Interior
Contracting Party
Interior
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Announcement
1/13/2000
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
ChevronTexaco Corporation $95,000,000
Further Information Released
Chevron Press Release 6/4/2009
DOJ Press Release 6/4/2009

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database