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…

Violations of Federal Securities Laws

“The Securities and Exchange Commission announced… that it has instituted settled enforcement proceedings against General Electric Company. The Commission charged that GE failed to fully describe the substantial benefits it had agreed to provide its former chairman and CEO John F. ‘Jack’ Welch, Jr., under an ‘employment and post-retirement consulting agreement.’ GE settled the proceedings by consenting to the entry of an Order that it cease and desist from violating the proxy solicitation and periodic reporting provisions of the federal securities laws.”

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Administrative Agreement
Date of Agreement
Contractors Involved Penalty
General Electric $0
Further Information Released
SEC Press Release 10/7/2006
Settlement Agreement 10/7/2006

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database