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…

Exxon Dealers Class Action

In 1991, a group of current and former Exxon direct served dealers filed a lawsuit against Exxon, alleging Exxon had been overcharging dealers for the wholesale price of motor fuel since March 1983. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of all dealers who were parties to one or more Sales Agreements with Exxon and who purchased motor fuel directly from Exxon between March 1983 and August 1994. The claim relates to Exxon’s Discount for Cash program, under which Exxon began charging dealers a separate 3% fee for processing credit transactions. However, Exxon said it would reduce the wholesale price of motor fuel by an amount that, on average, would offset the fee. The dealers alleged Exxon collected the fee but failed to reduce the price. On December 19, 2005, Exxon and the plaintiffs entered into a settlement agreement pursuant to which Exxon agreed to pay $1.075 billion.

Misconduct Type
Cost/Labor Mischarge
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Settlement
Contractors Involved Penalty
Exxon Mobil $1,075,000,000
Further Information Released
Notice of Preliminary Settlement Approval 6/21/2006

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database