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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…

New Jersey MTBE Lawsuit

Valero Energy and several of its affiliates agreed to pay $17.5 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) in 2007 against nearly 50 companies alleging they were responsible for contaminating New Jersey’s waters with the gasoline additive methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE). DEP alleged that it had identified over 5,000 sites where MTBE had been detected and sought monetary damages as well as cleanup and removal costs.

Misconduct Type
Environment
Enforcement Agency
State/Local
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Settlement Announcement
1/6/2014
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Valero Energy Corp. $17,500,000
Further Information Released
Judicial Consent Order 1/6/2014
Notice of Judicial Consent Order 1/6/2014

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database