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…

Faulty Ignition Switches – Arizona Lawsuit

Arizona’s attorney general filed a lawsuit against General Motors claiming that GM deliberately endangered Arizona consumers by intentionally concealing ignition switch defects and other safety defects in its vehicles. The lawsuit sought to hold GM accountable for its alleged role in suppressing knowledge of defects and not recalling vehicles in a timely manner after July 10, 2009. The suit claimed that GM misled Arizona consumers into buying its vehicles under the false pretense that they were safe and reliable. In March 2018, it was announced that GM settled the lawsuit for $7.3 million.

Misconduct Type
Consumer Affairs
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Complaint
Contractors Involved Penalty
General Motors Corp. $7,287,600
Further Information Released
Arizona AG Press Release 3/7/2018
Settlement Agreement 3/6/2018
Arizona AG Press Release 11/20/2014
Complaint 11/19/2014

See also:

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database