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 York Contraband Cigarette Trafficking Lawsuit

New York City and the New York attorney general sued FedEx, accusing the company of illegally delivering contraband cigarettes to state residents, in violation of a 2006 agreement with the attorney general and the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO). The lawsuit claims that FedEx shipped several tons of unstamped cigarettes (nearly 80 million cigarettes; approximately 400,000 cartons) to individuals other than licensed dealers or distributors between 2005 and 2012, resulting in the loss of more than $10 million in taxes.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Complaint
Contractors Involved Penalty
FedEx Corporation $0
Further Information Released
NY Attorney General Press Release 3/31/2014
Complaint 12/30/2013
Feb. 2006 NY Attorney General Compliance Agreement 2/3/2006

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database