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…

Spillman v. ANCO Insulations, Inc., et al.

A court awarded damages to the family of Bruce Spillman, a former Exxon employee who died of mesothelioma in 2005. Spillman worked on Exxon towboats from 1945 to 1949 and was exposed to asbestos in the boats’ engine rooms. From 1949 until 1986 he worked in Exxon’s Baton Rouge oil refinery, where he was exposed to pipes insulated with asbestos. The court found that Exxon’s conduct was the legal cause of Spillman’s disease and that Exxon knew or should have known that its conduct posed a risk of harm.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Judgment Against Defendant
Date of Appellate Opinion
Contractors Involved Penalty
Exxon Mobil $1,250,000
Further Information Released
Appellate Opinion 10/31/2008
Law Firm Press Release 10/31/2008

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database