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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…

Violations of the Clean Air Act

On November 30, 1995, General Motors announced that the company would “spend approximately $45 million to settle government charges that it put illegal devices to defeat pollution controls inside nearly a half-million Cadillacs since 1991 that resulted in carbon monoxide emissions of up to three times the legal limit… GM will pay an $11 million fine, more than $25 million to recall and retrofit the polluting vehicles, and up to $8.75 million on projects to offset emissions from these vehicles.”

Misconduct Type
Environment
Enforcement Agency
EPA
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Settlement
11/30/1995
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
General Motors Corp. $45,000,000
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release 8/25/2006

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database