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. Culbertson (Mail Fraud)

Former Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems employee David L. Culbertson pleaded guilty to stealing several hundred thousand dollars from Raytheon (which in turn billed the National Reconnaissance Office) in connection with a cell phone program he operated for employees working on classified programs. Culbertson admitted that, from January 2003 through May 2006, he frequently sought multiple reimbursements from Raytheon for the same cell phone bills, essentially double- or triple-billing Raytheon and the federal government. Culbertson’s scheme was ultimately discovered through an internal audit in 2006, which prompted Raytheon to fire him in early 2007. Raytheon was fully cooperative with the federal government’s investigation and prosecution. Culbertson pleaded guilty to one count of mail fraud and agreed to pay approximately $265,000 in restitution to Raytheon.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Defense - General
Court Type
Pleaded Guilty
Date of Plea
Contractors Involved Penalty
Raytheon Company $0
Further Information Released
Indictment 1/6/2011
U.S. Attorney Press Release 1/6/2011

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database