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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…

Iraq Police Training Contract – Criminal Prosecution

Former DynCorp employees Wesley Struble and Jose Rivera were charged with participating in a kickback scheme under the State Department’s CIVPOL Iraq police training contract. According to the government, Struble and Rivera conspired to persuade DynCorp to pay inflated rent on its lease of Camp Butler II in Baghdad in 2011 and 2012—which was billed to the State Department—and then pocketed the excess profit. Struble and Rivera pleaded guilty to conspiracy to violate the Anti-Kickback Act. Struble was sentenced to four years in prison. Rivera was sentenced to three years in prison. Both men were ordered to jointly pay $3.4 million in restitution.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Justice
Contracting Party
State Dept.
Court Type
Criminal
Disposition
Pleaded Guilty
Date of Sentencing (Struble)
6/9/2017
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
DynCorp International Inc. $3,466,125
Further Information Released
Judgment (Rivera) 10/6/2017
Judgment (Struble) 6/9/2017
Criminal Information (Struble) 3/16/2017

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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database