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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…

Overcharging the Department of Veterans Affairs

Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi, agreed to pay nearly $20 million to resolve claims that it incorrectly calculated drug prices and thereby overcharged the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for drugs under two contracts between 2002 and 2011. Sanofi Pasteur disclosed to the VA that it had incorrectly calculated the Federal Ceiling Price for certain drugs from 2007 to 2011 and overcharged the VA. The VA Office of Inspector General determined that the error resulted in overcharges going back to 2002. No lawsuit was filed in the matter, and there was no determination of liability.

Misconduct Type
Defective Pricing
Enforcement Agency
Justice
Contracting Party
Veterans Affairs
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Settlement Announcement
4/3/2017
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Sanofi-Aventis $19,868,194
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release 4/3/2017

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database