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. Smith v. VMware, Inc. et al. (False Claims)

VMware Inc. and Carahsoft Technology Corporation agreed to pay $75.5 million to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by misrepresenting their commercial pricing practices and overcharging the government for VMware software products and related services. The settlement resolved allegations that VMware and Carahsoft made false statements to the government in connection with the sale of VMware products and services under Carahsoft’s Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Program contract from 2007 through 2013. The false statements allegedly concealed the companies’ commercial pricing practices and enabled them to overcharge the government.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Settlement Announcement
Contractors Involved Penalty
Carahsoft Technology Corporation Unknown
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release 6/30/2015
Second Amended Complaint 8/2/2012

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database