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…

Marburger, et al. v. XTO Energy (Breach of Gas Leases)

A group of natural gas royalty owners in Western Pennsylvania accused Exxon Mobil subsidiary XTO Energy of violating their gas leases by inappropriately deducting expenses from royalty checks. The plaintiffs claimed that XTO Energy wrongly withheld royalties based on improper deductions of post-production expenses. The plaintiffs signed gas leases in 2007 with Phillips Production Company, which was acquired by Exxon Mobil in 2011. In March 2018, XTO Energy settled the lawsuit for $11 million.

Misconduct Type
Cost/Labor Mischarge
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Complaint
Contractors Involved Penalty
Exxon Mobil $11,010,000
Further Information Released
Settlement Notice 3/16/2018
Complaint 7/14/2015

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database