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…

Recovery of Damages for Destruction of Natural Resources in South Carolina

The government sued Exxon Mobil Oil Corporation for recovery of damages for destruction of natural resources in South Carolina caused by the release of hazardous substances—including arsenic, copper, lead, mercury and zinc—into the soil, surface water, and groundwater at nine sites around the state Exxon operated as phosphate fertilizer plants. The claims were filed under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and the South Carolina Hazardous Waste Management Act. Exxon agreed to pay the federal and South Carolina governments a total of $6.6 million.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Multiple Agencies
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Consent Decree
Contractors Involved Penalty
Exxon Mobil $6,589,211
Further Information Released
Complaint 5/1/2019
Consent Decree 5/1/2019

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database