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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…

South Korea Antitrust Violations

The South Korea Fair Trade Commission fined Microsoft $32 million (33 billion won) for abusing its market-dominant position and ordered the company to modify the way it packages its Windows products. The commission found that Microsoft violated antitrust laws by bundling its Windows Media Service with the Windows Server operating system, as well as its media player and instant messaging program with Windows.

Misconduct Type
Antitrust
Enforcement Agency
International
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Administrative
Disposition
Fine
Date of Fine Announcement
12/7/2005
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Microsoft Corporation $32,000,000
Further Information Released

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database