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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 Motor Vehicle Emissions Standards

On June 3, 1997, the California Air Resources Board announced a $1.3 million settlement with General Motors Corporation (GM) for potential violations of California motor vehicle emission standards…According to ARB data, at least 18 tons of added carbon monoxide were emitted each day from Cadillacs built between 1991 through 1995 equipped with 4.9 liter engines. As a result of ARB analysis in this investigation, General Motors has subjected about 45,000 Cadillacs built between 1991 and 1993 to a California recall program.”

Misconduct Type
Environment
Enforcement Agency
State/Local
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Administrative
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Settlement Announcement
6/3/1997
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
General Motors Corp. $1,300,000
Further Information Released
California EPA Press Release 8/25/2006

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database