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…

Laul v. Battelle Memorial (Improper Accounting)

Battelle Memorial Institute was accused of using improper accounting procedures for use of government equipment. A settlement was reached in which Battelle paid $330,000 to the federal government and J.C. Laul, a former employee. Laul filed suit under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act claiming that Department of Energy (DOE) equipment was being used by Battelle for non-governmental (commercial) uses without informing DOE and without paying DOE for the use of the equipment as required under its operating contract.

Misconduct Type
Cost/Labor Mischarge
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Settlement
Contractors Involved Penalty
Battelle Memorial Institute $330,000
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release 5/12/2009
PNNL Press Release 8/18/2006

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database