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…

Burgess et al. v. Exxon Mobil (Mayflower, Arkansas Oil Spill)

A class-action lawsuit was filed against Exxon Mobil on behalf of owners of property abutting Lake Conway in Arkansas. The plaintiffs allege the spill of heavy crude oil resulting from the March 29, 2013 rupture of the Pegasus Pipeline contaminated the lake. The plaintiffs claim Exxon knew the pipeline was unsafe and defective, particularly with regard to this particular type of oil, which is also known as Tar Sands or bitumen. They also accuse Exxon of concealing or distorting the nature and extent of the spill, the chemical contents of the pipeline, and the company’s response to the spill.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Complaint
Contractors Involved Penalty
Exxon Mobil $0
Further Information Released
Complaint 6/27/2013

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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database