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…

Bayaa v. United Airlines (Ethnic Discrimination)

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and United Airlines settled a lawsuit filed on behalf of Assem Bayaa and the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), charging that the airline discriminated against Bayaa by removing him from a flight. Bayaa, an American citizen of Arab descent, alleged he was removed from a flight in December 2001 because of his ethnic identity and not because of legitimate security considerations. ADC claimed that, since September 11, 2001, there had been more than 60 incidents of discrimination against Arab Americans by domestic and foreign airlines, and that 11 of those incidents involved passengers of Middle Eastern or South Asian descent who were removed from United flights.

Misconduct Type
Human Rights
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Settlement Announcement
Contractors Involved Penalty
Patriot Team Undisclosed
Further Information Released
ACLU Press Release 6/17/2005
Complaint 6/4/2002

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database