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…

Torbert, Louisiana Oil Spill Federal Civil Penalty

ExxonMobil Pipeline Company agreed to pay the federal government a $1.4 million civil penalty for an alleged Clean Water Act violation stemming from a 2012 crude oil spill from ExxonMobil’s North Line pipeline near Torbert, Louisiana. The government alleged that ExxonMobil discharged at least 2,800 barrels (117,000 gallons) of crude oil in April 2012 when the pipeline ruptured and caused oil to spill into the surrounding area, including a tributary connected to Bayou Cholpe, which flows into the Intracoastal Waterway in Iberville Parish.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Settlement Announcement
Contractors Involved Penalty
Exxon Mobil $1,437,120
Further Information Released
Complaint 8/26/2014
Consent Decree 8/26/2014
DOJ Press Release 8/26/2014

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database