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…

April 2010 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill (Fishermen/Shrimpers Lawsuits)

Louisiana fishermen and shrimpers filed negligence lawsuits against BP and Transocean Ltd. claiming the April 2010 Deepwater Horizon offshore oil drilling rig explosion and subsequent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico will damage the state’s fishing and shrimping industries. Two lawsuits also names Halliburton Energy Services, Inc., alleging the company “was engaged in cementing operations of the well and well cap and, upon information and belief, improperly and negligently performed these duties, increasing the pressure at the well and contributing to the fire, explosion and resulting oil spill.”

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Filing
Contractors Involved Penalty
Halliburton $0
Further Information Released
Cooper Complaint (Shrimpers) 5/11/2010
Nova Affiliated Complaint (Fishermen) 5/11/2010
Wetzel Complaint (Fishermen) 5/11/2010

See also:

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database