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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…

Underpayment of Natural Gas Royalties in Texas – Landowner Lawsuits

Chesapeake Energy and Total E&P USA paid $52.5 million to 13,000 residents of Johnson County, Tarrant County, and Dallas County, Texas, who accused the companies of underpaying royalties on natural gas well leases. Total’s share of the settlement amounted to $13.1 million.

Misconduct Type
Non-governmental Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
Non-Governmental
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Settlement Announcement
5/23/2016
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Total S.A. $13,125,000
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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database