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…

UCSD Unnecessary Genetic Testing

UC San Diego Health paid $2.98 million to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by ordering medically unnecessary genetic testing reimbursed by Medicare. The government alleged that, from December 2015 to October 2019, UC San Diego Health ordered and submitted referrals for medically unnecessary genetic testing performed by CQuentia Arkansas Labs, CQuentia NGS and Total Diagnostic II.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Health and Human Services
Court Type
Date of Settlement Agreement
Contractors Involved Penalty
University of California $2,980,000
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release 1/11/2022
Settlement Agreement 11/23/2021

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database