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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…

City of Richmond v. Chevron (Negligent Operation of Refinery)

The City of Richmond, California, sued Chevron claiming “years of neglect, lax oversight, and corporate indifference” with regard to a fire at its Richmond refinery in August 2012 that sent thousands of residents to the hospital. The lawsuit sought financial compensation for economic damage to the city, including the costs of emergency response, firefighting, environmental cleanup, alleviating harm to public health, and loss in value to city property. In May 2018, it was reported that Chevron settled the lawsuit for $5 million. In August 2013, Chevron pleaded no contest to state charges relating to the fire (see Chevron instance, “Richmond, CA Refinery No Contest Plea”).

Misconduct Type
Environment
Enforcement Agency
State/Local
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Complaint
8/1/2013
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
ChevronTexaco Corporation $5,000,000
Further Information Released
Complaint 8/1/2013

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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database