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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…

U.S. ex rel. Garafolo v. FedEx (Package Delivery False Claims)

FedEx paid the federal government $8 million to resolve a False Claims Act lawsuit alleging the company systematically mischarged the government for package deliveries. A FedEx employee whistleblower alleged that, for several years, FedEx falsely used a special “security delay” delivery code to avoid paying refunds for late deliveries. Under the settlement agreement, FedEx did not admit liability, and the government reserved its administrative liability claims, including its suspension and debarment rights.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Justice
Contracting Party
Multiple Agencies
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Settlement Agreement
4/29/2011
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
FedEx Corporation $8,000,000
Further Information Released
Complaint 5/20/2011
Settlement Agreement 5/20/2011

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database