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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…

Trichloroethylene Pollution in Broome County, NY

Residents and businesses in Broome County, New York sued IBM over trichloroethylene (TCE) pollution alleged to have been discharged at a manufacturing facility IBM operated from 1924 to 2002. Exposure to TCE has been linked to various illnesses including cancer, heart defects and brain damage. The litigation eventually comprised nine consolidated lawsuits filed by nearly 1,000 people who claimed that TCE from the facility pooled underground and migrated to nearby homes and into the surrounding air. In February 2015, IBM and the plaintiffs reached an out-of-court settlement.

Misconduct Type
Environment
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Complaint
1/3/2008
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
IBM Corporation Undisclosed
Further Information Released
Complaint 1/3/2008

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database