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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…

Clean Air Act Violation (Mercedes)

Mercedes-Benz USA and its parent corporation, DaimlerChrysler AG, agreed to pay a $1.2 million fine to settle allegations that it did not promptly inform the government about emissions-related defects in certain 1998-2006 Mercedes automobiles. In addition to recalling the defective parts, DaimlerChrysler also agreed to improve its emissions defect investigation and reporting system. The Justice Department claimed Mercedes didn’t tell the EPA about problems with air pollution controls installed on the Mercedes model vehicles within 15 days of finding out about them, in violation of the Clean Air Act.

Misconduct Type
Environment
Enforcement Agency
EPA
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Settlement Announcement
12/21/2006
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Daimler AG $1,200,000
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release 6/20/2007

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database