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…

Hanford P-Card Fraud

In 2008, it was announced that the Department of Energy Office of Inspector General (DOE IG) was investigating fraud at the Fluor Hanford nuclear reservation involving the use of federal government credit cards known as purchase cards, or P-cards. Employees at the facility had been using P-cards for improper transactions, such as transferring money to employees’ family businesses and buying personal items such as televisions, appliances and gift cards. After conducting an internal investigation, Fluor Hanford fired three employees and notified the DOE IG. As of December 2010, seven people have been charged, most of whom formerly worked for Fluor Hanford and/or CH2M Hill Hanford Group, the two contractors running the facility at the time. Six have pleaded guilty and were ordered to pay over $1 million in restitution and penalties.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Pleaded Guilty
Date of Indictments
Contractors Involved Penalty
Fluor Corporation $600,326
Further Information Released
Criminal Prosecution Documents 1/6/2011

See also:

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database