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…

False Reimbursement Claims for Minnesota Environmental Cleanup

The State of Minnesota settled allegations that Chevron USA and ExxonMobil fraudulently sought reimbursement from a state fund for cleaning up leaking underground petroleum tanks at gasoline stations around the state while also being reimbursed by insurers. The state alleged the companies obtained funds from the state’s Petrofund (Petroleum Tank Release Cleanup Fund), which reimburses petroleum storage-tank owners and operators for cleanup costs, while not disclosing that they also had insurance policies covering the cleanups. Under the settlement, Chevron paid $1.975 million and Exxon paid $550,000.

Misconduct Type
Cost/Labor Mischarge
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Settlement Announcement
Contractors Involved Penalty
ChevronTexaco Corporation $1,975,000
Exxon Mobil $550,000

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database