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…

State of California ex rel. Schroen v. BP America Production Co. (Natural Gas Charging False Claims)

The State of California filed a lawsuit alleging BP overcharged the state millions of dollars from 2003 to 2011 on contracts to supply natural gas. The state alleged BP failed to buy gas for the state at competitive prices and then knowingly sold it at inflated prices. In January 2018, BP agreed to pay $102 million to settle the lawsuit.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of State Complaint
Contractors Involved Penalty
BP P.L.C. $102,000,000
Further Information Released
California AG Press Release 1/11/2018
Settlement Agreement 1/10/2018
Complaint 1/7/2015

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database