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…

New Orleans Surveillance Camera Unfair Competition

A New Orleans state court jury found Dell liable for $12.8 million in damages on unfair competition and conspiracy claims stemming from a lawsuit over contracts to build a crime camera surveillance system for New Orleans. Southern Electronics Supply Inc. and Active Solutions LLC worked on the city’s camera program and claimed the system they had developed had been misappropriated by the former New Orleans technology director and others. They also claimed there was a conspiracy with Dell to sell the system. Out of the defendants, the jury determined Dell was 35 percent at fault in the case.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Judgment Against Defendant
Date of Verdict
Contractors Involved Penalty
Dell, Inc. $12,800,000
Further Information Released
Dell 10-Q (excerpt) 1/29/2010

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database