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…

SEC v. Cupo (Insider Trading)

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) charged Mark Cupo, former director of accounting and reporting at Sanofi-Aventis, with taking part in an insider trading ring involving executives from three pharmaceutical companies. The SEC alleged that the scheme, which operated from 2007 to 2012, generated $1.7 million in illegal profits and kickbacks by trading in advance of 11 public announcements involving mergers, a drug approval application, and quarterly earnings of pharmaceutical companies and medical technology firms. Cupo was ordered to pay $72,471 in disgorgement and interest. Cupo was also prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in New Jersey in a parallel criminal investigation (see Sanofi-Aventis instance, “U.S. v. Cupo (Insider Trading)”).

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Judgment Against Defendant
Date of Complaint
Contractors Involved Penalty
Sanofi-Aventis $72,471
Further Information Released
Final Judgment 2/21/2019
SEC Complaint 11/19/2012
SEC Press Release 11/19/2012

See also:

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database