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…

Vander Boegh v. Bechtel Jacobs Company (False Claims at Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant)

Former Bechtel Jacobs employees Gary Vander Boegh and George Johnson alleged that the company improperly handled and disposed of radioactive waste at the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Kentucky. The men claimed that Bechtel Jacobs billed DOE for services related to waste removal that was improperly handled as “nonhazardous”; improperly stored “no radiation added” waste at the Paducah plant and disposed of it at a different site despite the existence of a less expensive alternative; and disposed of waste that contained excessive amounts of free liquids. In August 2012, Bechtel Jacobs and the government settled the lawsuit for $230,000. The settlement did not require Bechtel Jacobs to admit fault related to violations allegedly occurring from 1998 through 2004.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Settlement
Contractors Involved Penalty
Bechtel Corporation $230,000
Further Information Released
Press Release 8/25/2012
Settlement 8/13/2012
Amended Complaint 4/8/2008

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database