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…

Mock v. Textron (Age Discrimination)

Gary Mock filed a lawsuit against Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc., alleging age discrimination in violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. Mock was 55 years old when Bell Helicopter terminated his employment in 2003 and replaced him with a younger employee. In March 2007, a jury found in favor of Mock. He was eventually awarded $225,810 in damages and $332,229 in attorneys’ fees and costs.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Judgment Against Defendant
Date of Filing
Contractors Involved Penalty
Textron, Inc. $558,039
Further Information Released
Complaint 7/14/2010
Verdict and Final Judgment 7/14/2010

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database