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…

Petersen v. Boeing (Saudi Pilot Training Program Lawsuit)

Robin Petersen worked for Boeing as a flight instructor in Saudi Arabia in 2009. He claimed that the program was a “fraudulent scheme” in which the company seized his passport and rendered him a virtual prisoner at a work facility in Jeddah, subjected him to substandard living conditions, and failed to pay him promised compensation and benefits. He also alleged that the company committed other ethical and safety breaches. In January 2016, the parties agreed to end the lawsuit with an entry of judgment against Boeing in the amount of $100,000, with no admission of liability by Boeing.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Complaint
Contractors Involved Penalty
Boeing Company $100,000
Further Information Released
Final Judgment 1/22/2016
Fourth Amended Complaint 9/2/2014
April 2013 Appellate Court Decision 5/1/2013

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database