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…

Wise v. Dell (Age Discrimination)

A jury in Travis County, Texas found in favor of William Wise, Jr., a former technical sales representative at Dell, on his claim of wrongful termination based on age discrimination. Dell fired Wise in 2008 when he was 61 years old. The jury awarded Wise nearly $215,000 in back pay, more than $408,000 in what it projected Wise would have earned in the future, and $44,400 in compensatory damages. In 2013, an appellate court upheld the verdict and awarded Wise $221,000 in attorney fees.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Judgment Against Defendant
Date of Appellate Opinion
Contractors Involved Penalty
Dell, Inc. $889,019
Further Information Released
Appellate Opinion 8/22/2013

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database