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…

Pollution at NJ Waterfront Refineries

A New Jersey appeals court ordered Exxon Mobil to pay the state for lost recreational opportunities, such as swimming, fishing and bird watching, resulting from pollution at its waterfront refineries. The state filed suit in 2004 after Exxon Mobil, which had been working since 1991 to clean sites in Linden and Bayonne, balked at its request to also pay for the loss of natural recreation opportunities. In March 2015, the lawsuit settled for $225 million, in addition to Exxon Mobil’s separate obligation to remediate the contaminated Bayonne and Linden refinery sites at the company’s own expense.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Settlement Announcement
Contractors Involved Penalty
Exxon Mobil $225,000,000
Further Information Released
NJ Attorney General Press Release 3/5/2015
Appellate Opinion 6/8/2007

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database