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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…

Violations of Export Administration Regulations

On June 17, 1997, the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Export Administration imposed a $50,000 civil penalty on Dell Computer Corporation for alleged violations of the Export Administration Regulations. “The Department alleged that Dell made three shipments of U.S. origin computer equipment from the United States to Iran without the required U.S. export licenses between March, 1992 and June, 1992. In connection with the exports, the Department also alleged that the company made false and misleading statements of material fact on export control documents.”

Misconduct Type
Import/Export
Enforcement Agency
Commerce
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Administrative
Disposition
Fine
Date of Penalty
6/17/1997
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Dell, Inc. $50,000
Further Information Released
DOC Press Release 8/29/2006

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database