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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…

Breach of Lease Agreement in Nigeria

In May 2007, the high court in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria ordered Royal Dutch Shell to pay six billion naira (US$147 million) in damages to three local communities for breaching a lease agreement on land on which it has staff residential quarters. The communities claimed Shell’s exploration activities have harmed the local environment. Shell filed an appeal for a stay of execution of the judgment.

Misconduct Type
Environment
Enforcement Agency
International
Contracting Party
International
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Judgment Against Defendant
Date of Appeal Announcement
6/11/2007
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Royal Dutch Shell PLC $147,000,000
Further Information Released

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database