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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…

Foreign Merchandise Import Violations

Federal Express Corporation paid $1.1 million to settle allegations it failed to pay $239,000 in duties on 1,300 shipments of foreign merchandise that passed through its Memphis, Tennessee, hub from January 1987 through January 1989. The merchandise included textiles, jewelry, and electronic, medical, watch and motor vehicle parts. The government also alleged FedEx processed the shipments without receiving the required clearance from the U.S. Customs Service.

Misconduct Type
Import/Export
Enforcement Agency
Homeland Security
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Settlement Agreement
1/27/1995
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
FedEx Corporation $1,100,000
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release 11/4/2010

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database