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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…

Pelvic Mesh False and Deceptive Advertising in California

A San Diego, California, court found that Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon misled doctors and patients about the risks and dangers of its pelvic mesh products and awarded $344 million in civil penalties against Ethicon (reduced to $302 million on appeal).

Misconduct Type
Health
Enforcement Agency
State/Local
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Judgment Against Defendant
Date of Trial Court Decision
1/30/2020
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Johnson & Johnson $302,037,500
Further Information Released
California AG Press Release 1/30/2020
Trial Court Decision 1/30/2020

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database