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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…

Release of TCE in Scottsdale, AZ

Motorola, Inc., Siemens Corp. and GlaxoSmithKline will collectively pay a $500,000 civil penalty for system failures that led to the release of trichloroethylene (TCE) into the public drinking water system in Scottsdale, Ariz. A quantity of TCE exceeding contamination limits was released from the Miller Road Treatment Facility on two separate occasions, in October 2007 and January 2008. According to the Justice Department, the companies “failed to properly treat groundwater for TCE at the site and further failed to alert proper authorities about the release despite being under an agreement to do both.”

Misconduct Type
Environment
Enforcement Agency
EPA
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Fine
Date of Announcement
5/19/2008
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
GlaxoSmithKline Unknown
Further Information Released
EPA Press Release 6/11/2008

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database