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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…

U.S. ex rel. Liotine vs. CDW-Government (False Claims)

CDW-Government LLC (CDW-G) agreed to pay $5.66 million to resolve allegations that it submitted false claims in connection with a General Services Administration (GSA) contract. The government alleged that, from 1999 to 2011, CDW-G improperly charged government purchasers for shipping, sold products to the government that were manufactured in China and other countries that are prohibited by the Trade Agreements Act, and underreported sales in order to avoid paying GSA its “Industrial Funding Fee,” a fee based on total contract sales that is designed to cover GSA’s costs of contract administration. The allegations arose from a lawsuit filed by Joe Liotine, a former CDW-G sales representative.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Justice
Contracting Party
GSA
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Settlement Announcement
3/29/2013
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
CDW Corporation $5,663,902
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release 3/29/2013

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database