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…

Watt v. Fluor Daniel Fernald (False Claims Act)

Fluor Daniel Fernald settled a False Claims Act lawsuit filed by former employee William Watt. Watt’s claims ranged from allegations regarding cost estimating methodology to assertions that Fluor Daniel Fernald sought government reimbursement for an employee pizza party. The company agreed to pay $3.7 million for the alleged violations, $1.7 million in attorney’s fees, and $3 million relating to the termination of Watt’s employment.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Settlement Announcement
Contractors Involved Penalty
Fluor Corporation $8,400,000
Further Information Released
Fluor Press Release 1/5/2011
Settlement Agreement 7/12/2007

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database