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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…

New Hampshire MTBE Pollution Lawsuit

The state of New Hampshire filed a lawsuit in state court against 22 oil companies, including Exxon Mobil, for using the chemical methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE), a gasoline additive the state alleges has caused widespread contamination of the state’s waters and has adverse health effects. The state claims that the companies produced a defective product, created a public nuisance and violated state environmental and consumer protection laws. In April 2013, a jury found Exxon Mobil liable and awarded the state $236 million in damages.

Misconduct Type
Environment
Enforcement Agency
State/Local
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Judgment Against Defendant
Date of Complaint
9/30/2003
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Exxon Mobil $236,000,000
Further Information Released
NH Attorney General Press Release 4/9/2013
NHDOJ Press Release 10/6/2003
Complaint 9/30/2003

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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database