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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…

U.S. v. Chodan (Nigeria LNG Contracts Bribery)

United Kingdom citizen Wojciech Chodan was charged for his alleged participation in a scheme to bribe Nigerian government officials to obtain engineering, procurement and construction contracts to build liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities in Nigeria. The government alleged that Chodan, a former salesperson and consultant of M. W. Kellogg Ltd., a UK subsidiary of KBR, took part in discussions about paying bribes to Nigerian government officials in order to steer contracts to a four-company joint venture that included KBR. Chodan was charged with one count of conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and ten counts of violating the FCPA. In December 2010, Chodan pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to violate the FCPA. In February 2012, he was sentenced to one year of unsupervised probation and a $20,000 fine. Chodan previously was ordered to forfeit $726,885.

Misconduct Type
Ethics
Enforcement Agency
Justice
Contracting Party
International
Court Type
Criminal
Disposition
Pleaded Guilty
Date of Indictment
2/17/2009
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
KBR $746,885
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release (Feb. 2012) 2/25/2012
DOJ Press Release (March 2009) 4/7/2009
Indictment 4/7/2009

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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database