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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…

April 2010 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill – Halliburton Settlement

Halliburton agreed to pay $1.1 billion to settle many civil class-action claims arising from the April 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig blowout and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Halliburton was accused of doing defective cementing work on the well and trying to hide its responsibility. The agreement resolved both punitive and compensatory liability in lawsuits filed by private plaintiffs and local governments. In June 2016, it was announced that Halliburton agreed to pay $1.03 billion in a separate settlement of punitive damage claims.

Misconduct Type
Environment
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Settlement Announcement
9/2/2014
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Halliburton $2,128,000,000

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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database