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…

Hebble et al. v. Shell (Oil and Gas Royalties)

Plaintiffs, successors in interest to an Oklahoma oil field lease, alleged that Royal Dutch Shell unit Shell Western E & P, Inc. owed them $750,000 in oil and gas royalties. In May 2008, a jury found in favor of plaintiffs’ claims of fraud and breach of fiduciary duty and awarded them $66.8 million in damages.

Misconduct Type
Non-governmental Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Judgment Against Defendant
Date of Verdict
Contractors Involved Penalty
Royal Dutch Shell PLC $66,830,916
Further Information Released
Opinion Affirming Judgment 5/21/2011

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database