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. Krafsig-Kearney (False Statements)

Judith Krafsig-Kearney, a former corporate vice president at Highmark predecessor Pennsylvania Blue Shield (PBS), pleaded guilty to conspiring to submit false information and making false statements to the government in connection with the Medicare program. Krafsig-Kearney was responsible for ensuring that PBS complied with all Medicare requirements and was required to provide the government with full, complete and truthful information regarding the company’s compliance. Prosecutors alleged that she and others in the company devised a strategy in 1992 for meeting federal audit standards by only providing auditors with the most favorable case samples. See related Highmark instance, “Medicare Program False Claims”).

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Health and Human Services
Contracting Party
Health and Human Services
Court Type
Pleaded Guilty
Date of Plea - approx.
Contractors Involved Penalty
Highmark Inc. $0
Further Information Released

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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database