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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…

Colluding to Fix Commissions Paid on North Sea Oil Contracts

The U.S. Department of Justice reached a settlement with oil trading firms AIG Trading Corporation, BP Exploration & Oil Inc. and Cargill International S.A. that prohibited the companies from exchanging broker commission information involving contracts for Brent blend crude oil, a crude oil produced in the North Sea. The government accused the companies of colluding from July 1992 through May 1993 to lower the commissions they paid to brokers in the U.S. for these contracts.

Misconduct Type
Antitrust
Enforcement Agency
Justice
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Settlement Announcement
7/18/1997
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
BP P.L.C. $0
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release 5/13/2010

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database