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. Shea, et al. v. Verizon Communications (False Claims on GSA Telecom Services Contracts)

Verizon Communications paid the United States $93.5 million to resolve allegations that the company overcharged the General Services Administration (GSA) on invoices dealing with government-wide voice and data telecommunications services contracts. (Verizon had previously refunded the government an additional $3 million.) Verizon subsidiary MCI Communications Services Inc. (d/b/a Verizon Business Services) was alleged to have submitted false claims to GSA for a variety of federal, state and local taxes and surcharges in violation of the contracts or applicable regulations.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Settlement Announcement
Contractors Involved Penalty
Verizon Communications, Inc. $96,525,411
Further Information Released
Complaint 2/28/2013
DOJ Press Release 2/28/2013
Settlement Agreement 2/28/2013

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database