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…

Faulty Ignition Switches – California Settlement

General Motors paid the state of California $5.75 million to settle allegations that GM made false and misleading statements to investors, including California’s largest pension system, regarding the costs the company would incur due to vehicle ignition switch problems. In 2014, GM recalled over nine million vehicles in the U.S. in response to faulty ignition-switch issues that in some cases caused the sudden termination of electrical systems in vehicles.

Misconduct Type
Consumer Affairs
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Settlement Announcement
Contractors Involved Penalty
General Motors Corp. $5,750,000
Further Information Released
California AG Press Release 2/12/2021

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database