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…

Jarrar v. Harris, et al. (Ethnic Discrimination)

Two Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officials and JetBlue Airways paid Raed Jarrar $240,000 to settle charges that they illegally discriminated against him based on his ethnicity and the Arabic writing on his t-shirt. TSA and JetBlue officials prevented Jarrar from boarding his August 2006 flight at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport until he agreed to cover his shirt, which read “We Will Not Be Silent” in English and Arabic, and then forced him to sit at the back of the plane.

Misconduct Type
Human Rights
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Settlement Announcement
Contractors Involved Penalty
Patriot Team $240,000
Further Information Released
ACLU Press Release 1/5/2009
Amended Complaint 4/9/2008

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database