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…

Misleading District of Columbia Consumers About Fossil Fuels and Climate Change

The District of Columbia attorney general sued Exxon Mobil, BP, Chevron, and Shell for allegedly misleading consumers about the role their products play in causing climate change. The lawsuit alleges the defendants knew as early as the 1950s that emissions from burning oil and gas contributed to climate change—and in response they embarked on a decades-long public relations campaign to foment doubt and hostility towards climate research and mislead the public about their investments in sustainable energy and transition from fossil fuels.

Misconduct Type
Consumer Affairs
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Complaint
Contractors Involved Penalty
BP P.L.C. $0
ChevronTexaco Corporation $0
Exxon Mobil $0
Royal Dutch Shell PLC $0
Further Information Released
Complaint 6/25/2020
District of Columbia AG Press Release 6/25/2020

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database