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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…

Overcharging Dept. of Veterans Affairs

Novartis Pharmaceuticals paid $8 million to settle claims that its predecessor company, Ciba-Geigy, overcharged the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The government alleged that Ciba-Geigy failed to provide accurate pricing information to VA contract negotiators on four contracts awarded between 1987 and 1991.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Veterans Affairs
Contracting Party
Veterans Affairs
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Announcement
3/11/1999
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Novartis AG $8,000,000
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release 3/11/2010

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database