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…

U.S. v. DeVore (Insider Trading)

The U.S. Department of Justice filed criminal charges against several former consultants and employees of California expert network firm Primary Global Research (PGR). Daniel DeVore, a former global supply manager for Dell who worked as a consultant for PGR, was among those charged with leaking confidential information about their firms in order to generate nearly $6 million in illicit trading profits. The government alleged that DeVore provided confidential information about Dell and Dell’s suppliers to PGR clients between late 2007 and August 2010, for which DeVore was paid approximately $145,750. In December 2010, DeVore pleaded guilty to wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud. In December 2013, DeVore was sentenced to time served, a $200 special assessment, and $145,750 in forfeiture. See related Dell instance, “SEC v. DeVore (Insider Trading)”.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Pleaded Guilty
Date of Plea
Contractors Involved Penalty
Dell, Inc. $145,950
Further Information Released
Final Judgment 12/6/2013
DOJ Press Release 5/14/2011
Plea Agreement 5/14/2011

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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database