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…

Village of Stillwater, et al. v. General Electric (Hudson River PCB Dredging Litigation)

General Electric agreed to pay $7.95 million to partially settle a lawsuit filed in 2009 by communities along the Hudson River in New York that shut down or moved their water supplies. The plaintiffs claim GE should help pay the cost for alternate water supplies that were used as a result of GE’s federally mandated $1 billion PCB dredging project on the river. GE settled in 2014 with the towns of Stillwater and Waterford. In May 2016, GE settled with the Saratoga County Water Authority for $5.3 million. (copy of settlement provided courtesy of The Times-Union of Albany)

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Settlement Announcement
Contractors Involved Penalty
General Electric $13,250,000
Further Information Released
Settlement Agreement 3/18/2014

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database