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. and Montana v. ExxonMobil Pipeline Company (Yellowstone River Oil Spill)

ExxonMobil Pipeline Company agreed to pay $12 million to the federal government and the state of Montana to resolve claims stemming from the July 2011 oil spill into the Yellowstone River. On July 1, 2011, the 12-inch diameter Silvertip Pipeline owned by ExxonMobil ruptured near Laurel, Montana, resulting in the discharge of approximately 63,000 gallons of crude oil into the Yellowstone River and floodplain. Oil from the spill, along with the cleanup activities, damaged natural resources in the area.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Multiple Agencies
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Consent Decree
Contractors Involved Penalty
Exxon Mobil $12,000,000
Further Information Released
Complaint 9/21/2016
Consent Decree 9/21/2016
DOJ Press Release 9/21/2016

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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database