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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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IBM Corporation

26 instances of misconduct since 1995 | $916.1M in penalties

IBM is the world’s largest information technology company with more then 90 years of leadership in helping businesses innovate. Drawing on resources from across IBM and key business partners, IBM offers a wide range of services, financing, solutions and technologies that enable customers to take full advantage of the on demand era

Correspondence Date
Letter to IBM 10/19/2006
Second Letter to IBM 11/17/2006
Third Letter to IBM 6/4/2008
FY Rank Contract Awards
2016 #52 $1,112.4M
2015 #47 $1,146.3M
2014 #39 $1,343.3M
2013 #47 $1,235.0M
2012 #45 $1,496.4M
2011 #40 $1,744.9M

26 Instances of Misconduct since 1995

7 additional instances of misconduct pending resolution.

Date Instance Penalty
Total  
3/9/2017 Breach of Pennsylvania Unemployment Compensation System Contract
IBM Corporation
Pending
3/28/2016 Unjustified Dismissal of Japanese Employees
IBM Corporation
$0
3/22/2016 Indiana Welfare Systems Contract Breach
IBM Corporation
$78,178,109
4/28/2014 McCormack, et al. v. IBM (Age Discrimination)
IBM Corporation
Pending
4/16/2014 Iusacell v. IBM (Contract Fraud)
IBM Corporation
Pending
4/4/2014 Breach of Duties to UK Pension Fund Participants
IBM Corporation
$0
2/14/2014 Shenandoah Road, NY Superfund Site Cleanup
IBM Corporation
$225,000
1/28/2014 Castelluccio v. IBM (Age Discrimination)
IBM Corporation
$3,705,271
10/29/2013 Bridgestone Americas v. IBM (Back-Office IT System Overhaul)
IBM Corporation
Pending
9/27/2013 Violations of the Immigration and Nationality Act
IBM Corporation
$44,400
1/10/2013 Intelligence Contract Labor Mischarging
IBM Corporation
$0
11/19/2012 U.S. ex rel. Lawrence v. IBM (Fannie Mae False Claims)
IBM Corporation
Pending
12/13/2011 European Commission Mainframe Antitrust Investigation
IBM Corporation
$0
5/24/2011 U.S. ex rel. McGee v. IBM (“Project Shield” False Claims)
IBM Corporation
$0
4/15/2011 Sexual Harassment in Australia
IBM Corporation
Pending
3/18/2011 South Korea and China Bribery
IBM Corporation
$10,000,000
9/23/2010 BackWeb Technologies v. IBM (Patent Infringement)
IBM Corporation
$0
3/29/2010 U.S. v. Moffat (Insider Trading)
IBM Corporation
$50,000
10/16/2009 SEC v. Galleon Management LP, et al. (Insider Trading)
IBM Corporation
$0
7/13/2009 Mosaid Technologies v. IBM (Patent Infringement)
IBM Corporation
Pending
5/30/2008 IBM Securities Litigation
IBM Corporation
$20,000,000
3/27/2008 EPA Suspension
IBM Corporation
$0
1/3/2008 Trichloroethylene Pollution in Broome County, NY
IBM Corporation
$0
1/3/2008 Environmental Contamination in Endicott, New York
IBM Corporation
$0
8/16/2007 'Alliance Benefits' Alleged Kickback Scheme
IBM Corporation
$2,972,038
6/26/2007 SEC v. Kevin B. Collins (Securities Violations)
IBM Corporation
$95,000
6/25/2007 Securities Violations (Dollar General)
IBM Corporation
$7,000,000
6/5/2007 Providing Materially Misleading Financial Statements
IBM Corporation
$0
11/22/2006 Rosenburg v. IBM (Overtime Pay)
IBM Corporation
$65,000,000
3/22/2005 Compuware v. IBM (Copyright Infringement and Antitrust)
IBM Corporation
$400,000,000
9/29/2004 Cooper v. IBM (Pension Issues)
IBM Corporation
$320,000,000
12/21/2000 Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Violations in Argentina
IBM Corporation
$300,000
7/31/1998 Unlawful Exports (Russia)
IBM Corporation
$8,500,000

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