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…

False Claims On Hardware, Software & Technology Services Sales

In April 2007, the United States intervened in a False Claims Act whistleblower suit filed by Norman Rille and Neal Roberts alleging that Accenture solicited and provided improper payments and other things of value on information technology contracts with government agencies. They alleged that Accenture and its purchasing subsidiary, Proquire, LLC, received kickbacks from or offered kickbacks to other companies (including Sun Microsystems, IBM and Hewlett-Packard) also involved in government IT contracts from the late 1990s to the present. In September 2011, Accenture paid $64 million to settle the lawsuit. See related IBM instance, “‘Alliance Benefits’ Alleged Kickback Scheme” and Computer Sciences Corporation instance, “‘Alliance Benefits’ False Claims Settlement.”

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Multiple Agencies
Contracting Party
Multiple Agencies
Court Type
Date of Complaint
Contractors Involved Penalty
Accenture $63,675,000
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release (September 2011) 9/14/2011
Complaint 4/24/2007
DOJ Press Release (April 2007) 4/21/2007

See also:

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database