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…

Scull v. The Wackenhut Corporation (Whistleblower Retaliation)

Robert Scull, a former security manager at Wackenhut, alleged he was fired because he blew the whistle on safety issues at the Salem-Hope Creek nuclear facility in New Jersey. Scull was concerned that he had too few assistants to properly supervise his shift, and, as a result, certain posts were left unmanned at times. Scull also complained that the company’s procedures for documenting weapons in the facility’s armory were lax and often diverted him from his job of overseeing security in order to track down missing weapons. In June 2013, a federal jury found in Scull’s favor and awarded him $400,000 in damages.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Judgment Against Defendant
Date of Complaint
Contractors Involved Penalty
G4S PLC $400,000
Further Information Released
Jury Verdict 6/21/2013
Factual Background 5/24/2012
Complaint 6/4/2010

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database