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…

Illegal Discharge of Polluted Wastewater (Wilmington, CA)

Texaco Refining and Marketing, Inc., a subsidiary of Texaco Inc., pleaded guilty to two felony counts of violating the federal Clean Water Act and was fined $4 million for discharging millions of gallons of polluted wastewater into the Dominguez Channel and into a creek in San Luis Obispo. Approximately $3 million of the fine will be designated to support environmental projects in the Central District of California. A four year investigation revealed that the company discharged oil and grease wastewater containing 940 parts of pollutants per million, over 60 times the allowed limit. The company was also placed on one year’s probation.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Multiple Agencies
Contracting Party
Court Type
Pleaded Guilty
Date of Plea
Contractors Involved Penalty
ChevronTexaco Corporation $4,000,000
Further Information Released
U.S. Attorney’s Office Press Release 8/30/2007

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database