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…

Patricia Sparks (Hanford P-Card Fraud)

Patricia Sparks, a former Fluor Hanford, Inc. employee, agreed to pay the federal government $5,500 after being accused of accepting kickbacks. Sparks, a purchaser for Fluor Hanford under a contract to operate and manage the Department of Energy’s Hanford Nuclear Site, was accused of accepting gifts from an area vendor named Shane Fast, owner of former Hanford subcontractor Fast Pipe and Supply Co, Inc., in exchange for favorable treatment. The gifts included a $100 gift card to Outback Steakhouse and tickets to a Seattle Mariners baseball game. See related Fluor instances, “U.S. v. Hay, et al. (Hanford P-Card Fraud”, “Hanford P-Card False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback Act Liability,” “Hanford P-Card Fraud,” “Timothy Hendricks (Hanford P-Card Fraud),” and “Alicia Woodrich (Hanford P-Card Fraud)”.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Settlement Agreement
Contractors Involved Penalty
Fluor Corporation $5,500
Further Information Released
Settlement Agreement 2/29/2012

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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database