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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…

U.S. v. Kellum (Generic Drug Price Fixing, Bid Rigging)

Hector Armando Kellum, a former executive at Novartis’ Sandoz unit, pleaded guilty to participating in a scheme to fix prices for generic drugs. According to the government, from approximately March 2013 to June 2015, Kellum conspired to fix prices, rig bids, and allocate customers for products including clobetasol and nystatin triamcinolone cream.

Misconduct Type
Antitrust
Enforcement Agency
Justice
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Criminal
Disposition
Pleaded Guilty
Date of Plea
2/14/2020
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Novartis AG $0
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release 2/14/2020

See also:

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database