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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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General Electric

62 instances of misconduct since 1995 | $648.6M in penalties

GE is a diversified technology, media and financial services company. From aircraft engines and power generation to financial services, medical imaging, television programming, and plastics, GE operates in more than 100 countries and employs more than 300,000 people worldwide.

FY Rank Contract Awards
2016 #31 $1,890.7M
2015 #31 $1,694.7M
2014 #22 $2,454.0M
2013 #21 $2,539.3M
2012 #24 $2,693.8M
2011 #23 $2,847.5M

62 Instances of Misconduct since 1995

7 additional instances of misconduct pending resolution.

Date Instance Penalty
Total  
12/19/2016 Military Aircraft Engine Contract Violations
General Electric
$2,550,180
12/28/2015 Van Dorn et al. v. Sikorsky et al. (MH-53E Sea Dragon Crash)
General Electric, L-3 Communications, Lockheed Martin
$0
12/3/2015 Federal and State Environmental Violations at Waterford Facility
General Electric
$2,250,000
2/13/2015 Defective Ranges and Dishwashers
General Electric
$3,500,000
10/14/2014 Combs v. General Electric, et al. (Product Liability)
General Electric
Pending
9/11/2014 GE Lighting Hiring Discrimination
General Electric
$537,000
7/4/2014 Village of Stillwater, et al. v. General Electric (Hudson River PCB Dredging Litigation)
General Electric
$13,250,000
6/19/2014 Discriminatory and Deceptive Credit Card Practices
General Electric
$228,500,000
1/30/2014 Quebec Train Derailment – Bankruptcy Trustee Lawsuit
General Electric, Royal Dutch Shell PLC, World Fuel Services
$0
1/27/2014 Northern States Power Company et al. v. General Electric (Sherco 3 Generator Turbine Failure)
General Electric
Pending
1/23/2014 U.S. ex rel. Dandy v. General Electric (Nuclear Reactor Design False Claims)
General Electric
$2,700,000
12/10/2013 Deceptive Credit Card Enrollment Practices
General Electric
$34,100,000
12/6/2013 Municipal Derivatives Antitrust Litigation
General Electric
$18,250,000
6/26/2013 U.S. ex rel. Adler v. General Electric Aviation Systems (Aviation Components False Claims)
General Electric
$6,580,000
9/29/2012 Palm Beach Finance Partners v. General Electric Capital Corporation (Conspiracy to Commit Fraud)
General Electric
Pending
8/2/2012 Alex v. General Electric (Racial and Sexual Discrimination)
General Electric
Pending
4/11/2012 Agreement to Remediate Dewey Loeffel Landfill
General Electric
$0
2/3/2012 Asadi v. GE Energy (Whistleblower Retaliation)
General Electric
Pending
2/2/2012 Decker v. GE Healthcare (Omniscan Products Liability)
General Electric
$5,000,000
1/24/2012 Castle Harbour Tax Shelter
General Electric
$62,200,000
12/29/2011 Fraudulent Reimbursement Claims for Myoview
General Electric
$30,000,000
12/23/2011 Anticompetitive Conduct in the Municipal Bond Investments Market (Non-Prosecution Agreement)
General Electric
$0
12/23/2011 Anticompetitive Conduct in the Municipal Bond Investments Market (SEC Settlement)
General Electric
$70,350,000
12/19/2011 Breach of New Zealand Fair Trading Act
General Electric
$60,000
9/2/2011 Federal Housing Finance Agency Mortgage Lawsuit
General Electric
$0
11/29/2010 Abney et al. v. General Electric (Racial Discrimination)
General Electric
$0
7/27/2010 Oil-For-Food Program Illegal Payments
General Electric
$23,478,614
2/19/2010 Improper Aircraft Engine Maintenance in Scotland
General Electric
$1,225,000
8/4/2009 Reporting Materially False or Misleading Financial Information in 2002 and 2003
General Electric
$50,000,000
6/1/2009 Delsman v. General Electric (Violation of ADA)
General Electric
Pending
5/19/2009 Hennigan v. General Electric, et al. (Defective Microwave Ovens)
General Electric
Pending
1/19/2009 Washburn v. General Electric Capital Corp. (Gender Discrimination)
General Electric
$0
11/10/2008 Fletcher’s Paint Works and Storage Facility Superfund Site Cleanup
General Electric
$13,103,095
10/3/2008 2008 Shareholder Lawsuit
General Electric
$40,000,000
8/12/2008 Quality Control Violations at Software Plant
General Electric
$0
6/24/2008 Conradt v. NBC Universal (“To Catch a Predator” Lawsuit)
General Electric
$0
3/3/2008 Omniscan Litigation
General Electric
$0
8/22/2007 Geter v. General Electric (Racial Discrimination)
General Electric
$0
5/31/2007 Schaefer v. General Electric Co., et al. (Gender Discrimination)
General Electric
$0
2/27/2007 Dredging PCBs in Upper Hudson River, New York
General Electric
$0
11/15/2006 Mody v. General Electric (Age and Racial Discrimination)
General Electric
$8,168,562
7/21/2006 Selling Defective Airplane and Helicopter Engine Blades
General Electric
$11,500,000
6/23/2006 Hanford Nuclear Reservation Litigation
General Electric
$227,508
5/17/2005 Thomas v. General Electric Co., et al. (Racial Discrimination)
General Electric
$0
4/29/2005 Turner v. General Electric (Defective Refrigerators)
General Electric
$1,326,500
3/31/2005 Failure to Conform to Current Good Manufacturing Practices (X-Ray Systems)
General Electric
$0
10/18/2004 Violations of California Pesticide Registration Requirements
General Electric
$120,916
9/23/2004 Violations of Federal Securities Laws
General Electric
$0
4/16/2004 Violations of New York Water and Hazardous Waste Laws
General Electric
$90,000
5/30/2003 Improper Storage of PCB-Containing Equipment
General Electric
$94,380
8/8/2002 Defective Dishwashers
General Electric
$1,000,000
3/19/2001 Giles v. General Electric (Disability Benefits)
General Electric
$591,947
4/9/1999 Failure to Conform to Current Good Manufacturing Practices (Patient Monitors)
General Electric
$0
12/3/1998 Misuse of Government Materials
General Electric
$250,000
11/6/1998 Violations of Florida Hazardous Waste Law
General Electric
$36,270
9/25/1998 Defrauding the Government by Using a Substitution or Nonconforming Product
General Electric
$3,500,000
8/7/1998 Unlawful Debt Collection Practices
General Electric
$3,000,000
7/14/1998 Antitrust Law Violations
General Electric
$0
2/3/1998 Violations of State Pollution Discharge Elimination System Permit
General Electric
$234,000
9/26/1997 Violations of Performance Standards (X-ray Equipment)
General Electric
$0
5/28/1997 Deviations from Equipment Regulations
General Electric
$0
1/10/1997 Misrepresentation of Test Procedures
General Electric
$950,000
1/1/1997 Violations of Louisiana's Groundwater Protection Act
General Electric
$70,000
12/1/1996 Failure to Adequately Respond to An EPA Request for Information
General Electric
$95,000
8/7/1996 Violation of the Clean Air Act
General Electric
$60,684
3/22/1996 Emissions Violations
General Electric
$225,000
8/8/1995 Johnson v. General Electric (Failure to Meet Product Requirements)
General Electric
$9,331,140
1/1/1995 Violations of Clean Water Act
General Electric
$36,000
1/1/1995 Violations of PCB Regulations
General Electric
$53,000

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