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…

Caccavale v. McKesson Medical Surgical (Abuse of Process)

A federal jury awarded $11 million in damages to Carmen Caccavale, a Phoenix, Arizona medical and pharmaceutical supplies salesman, and his company in a countersuit they filed against McKesson Medical Surgical Inc., a division of McKesson Corp. McKesson originally sued Caccavale in 2004, claiming Caccavale, a former employee, had violated trade practices when he left the company to take a job with another medical supply company. McKesson’s suit was dismissed in 2008. Caccavale and his company, Henry Schein Inc., countersued McKesson for abuse of the legal process. The jury in the countersuit awarded $5 million to Caccavale and $6 million to Henry Schein.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Judgment Against Defendant
Date of Verdict
Contractors Involved Penalty
McKesson $11,000,000
Further Information Released
Complaint (see p. 11) 6/4/2009
Law Firm Press Release 6/4/2009
Verdict 6/4/2009

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database