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…

Nigeria Charter Service Settlement

Customers who purchased tickets for World Airways flights from the United States to Nigeria and were not transported to their destinations on schedule filed a class action lawsuit. The action stemmed from World Airways’ decision in December 2003 to cease flight operations to Nigeria, which left some customers stranded in Lagos, Nigeria for several weeks. The lawsuit alleged violations of U.S. laws governing air transportation and the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Statute (RICO). In 2008, World Airways settled the lawsuit for $5.7 million.

Misconduct Type
Consumer Affairs
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Settlement – approx.
Contractors Involved Penalty
World Airways $5,700,000
Further Information Released
Law Firm Press Release (Aug. 2008) 8/6/2008
Law Firm Press Release (Jan. 2004) 1/29/2004

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database