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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…

Old GM Environmental Liabilities Settlement

The United States, 14 states and the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe entered into a settlement agreement with Chapter 11 debtor Motors Liquidation Company (“Old GM”), formerly known as General Motors Corporation, to settle certain environmental liabilities under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and state environmental laws. Under the agreement, Old GM will pay approximately $641.4 million and will contribute additional non-cash assets (with an estimated value of $120 million) for the cleanup and administration of 89 properties and sites around the country, 59 of which are known to have been contaminated with hazardous substances or waste. Old GM also spent approximately $11.5 million towards the cleanup of the properties during the pendency of the bankruptcy proceeding.

Misconduct Type
Environment
Enforcement Agency
EPA
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Settlement Announcement
10/20/2010
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
General Motors Corp. $773,000,000
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release 11/23/2010
White House Fact Sheet 11/23/2010

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database