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…

Illegal Transportation, Storage and Handling of Hazardous Waste in California

Federal Express Ground Package paid $1.75 million to settle an environmental lawsuit filed by 16 California county prosecutors. The lawsuit alleged that FedEx illegally transported and stored hazardous waste, failed to adequately train its employees regarding the proper handling of the waste, and failed to appropriately dispose of the waste. Under the final judgment, FedEx agreed to pay $1.5 million in civil penalties; $155,000 in reimbursement to investigative and law enforcement agencies; $85,000 for a supplemental environmental project; and $10,000 to inform its customers of waste minimization techniques and improved packaging.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Settlement Announcement
Contractors Involved Penalty
FedEx Corporation $1,750,000
Further Information Released
Los Angeles County D.A. Press Release 8/11/2015

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database