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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…

Illegal Storage of Hazardous Waste in Illinois (Criminal Prosecution)

Honeywell International, which owns and operates a uranium hexafluoride (UF6) conversion facility in Massac County, Ill., was found to have stored nearly 7,500 drums of potassium hydroxide (KOH) mixed with uranium compounds at the site without a permit. Honeywell pleaded guilty to one felony offense of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). Honeywell was sentenced to pay a criminal fine of $11.8 million (plus a $400 special assessment), serve a five-year term of probation and provide approximately $200,000 to fund a community household hazardous waste collection and disposal program. See related Honeywell International instance “Storage of Hazardous Waste in Illinois (Civil Lawsuit)”.

Misconduct Type
Environment
Enforcement Agency
Justice
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Criminal
Disposition
Pleaded Guilty
Date of Plea
3/11/2011
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Honeywell International Inc. $12,000,400
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release 5/20/2011
Sentencing Documents 5/20/2011

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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database