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…

USA v. Ridgeway (Sept. 16, 2007 Baghdad Shooting)

In December 2008, former Blackwater Worldwide security guard Jeremy Ridgeway pleaded guilty to charges of voluntary manslaughter and attempt to commit manslaughter for his involvement in the deaths of 14 civilians and the wounding of 20 others in a firefight Baghdad on September 16, 2007. In July 2015, Ridgeway was sentenced to 12 months and one day in prison, followed by two years of supervised release.

Misconduct Type
Human Rights
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
State Dept.
Court Type
Pleaded Guilty
Date of Plea
Contractors Involved Penalty
Blackwater USA $0
Further Information Released
Criminal Information 12/4/2008
Factual Proffer in Support of Guilty Plea 11/18/2008

See also:

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database