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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…

Cathode Ray Tube Price-Fixing

Philips paid $7 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the Washington State attorney general alleging price-fixing by manufacturers of cathode ray tubes (CRTs). The lawsuit alleged that Philips and other CRT manufacturers engaged in a scheme to drive up the cost of CRTs from 1995 to 2007, causing millions of Washington consumers to be overcharged for televisions and computer monitors.

Misconduct Type
Consumer Affairs
Enforcement Agency
State/Local
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Settlement
6/20/2018
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Philips $7,000,000
Further Information Released
Settlement Agreement 6/20/2018
Washington AG Press Release 6/19/2018
Complaint 5/1/2012

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database