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…

Banks v. General Atomics (Breach of Contract)

Former General Atomics employee Paul Banks alleged that General Atomics failed to honor a promise of partial ownership in a new “Photonics” unit the company formed in 2000. In November 2011, a California state court jury found in Banks’ favor on his breach of contract and false promise claims and awarded him $8.9 million in compensatory and $5.8 million in punitive damages. In July 2012, the court entered a final judgment reducing the compensatory damage award to $2.9 million.

Misconduct Type
Non-governmental Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Judgment Against Defendant
Date of Verdict
Contractors Involved Penalty
General Atomics $8,700,000
Further Information Released
Final Judgment 7/12/2012
Law Firm Press Release 2/29/2012

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database