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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…

Overcharging the Government

McKesson Corporation, a wholesale pharmaceutical distributor, agreed to pay the United States $3 million to settle claims that it defrauded the Department of Defense from October 1997 to December 2001. The settlement resolved “allegations that the San Francisco-based corporation defrauded the United States by knowingly charging the Defense Department’s medical treatment facilities more for pharmaceutical products than was allowable under its prime vendor contracts with the government.”

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Defense – General
Contracting Party
Defense - General
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Settlement
2/16/2006
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
McKesson $3,000,000
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release 8/31/2006

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database