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 Infant-Feeding Survey

New York’s attorney general and Abbott Laboratories resolved an investigation into a misleading marketing survey the company sent to new parents about their infant-feeding habits between 2015 and 2017. The attorney general alleged the survey gave the impression that it was devised by a fictitious scientific institute, and that Abbott used survey responses for its own marketing purposes. Abbott settled the matter for $50,000.

Misconduct Type
Consumer Affairs
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Settlement Announcement
Contractors Involved Penalty
Abbott Laboratories $50,000
Further Information Released
New York AG Press Release 11/9/2018
Settlement Agreement 11/5/2018

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database