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…

2010 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill – Mexican Government Lawsuit

BP paid the Mexican government $25.5 million to settle a lawsuit involving the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010, causing the release of more than 4 million barrels of oil. According to the settlement agreement, “Mexico has yet to discover physical evidence that oil or other hydrocarbons or dispersants associated with the Deepwater Horizon Incident have reached Mexican waters or shores, and has found, to date, no evidence that the Deepwater Horizon Incident resulted in harm to Mexican waters or fisheries or to the Mexican economy.”

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Settlement
Contractors Involved Penalty
BP P.L.C. $25,500,000
Halliburton $0
Further Information Released
Settlement Agreement 2/15/2018

See also:

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database