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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…

New Mexico Antitrust Case

Microsoft settled a New Mexico class-action lawsuit alleging that it abused its Windows monopoly to overcharge consumer for its software. Microsoft made available to affected consumers vouchers worth up to $31.5 million for the purchase of any manufacturer’s software or computers.

Misconduct Type
Antitrust
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Settlement Announcement
8/3/2004
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Microsoft Corporation $31,500,000
Further Information Released

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database