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…

February 1990 Tanker Accident off Southern California Coast

British Petroleum agreed to pay nearly $3.9 million in restoration and settlement costs for a February 1990 tanker accident that spilled 400,000 gallons of oil into southern California coastal waters. The settlement resolved all federal and state natural resources damages claims stemming from incident, when the BP tanker American Trader ran aground and spilled oil over 60 square miles of ocean, fouling wildlife and beaches between Seal Beach and Laguna Beach, California.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Multiple Agencies
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Settlement Announcement
Contractors Involved Penalty
BP P.L.C. $3,894,247
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release 5/13/2010

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database