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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…

U.S. v. Badalamenti (Destruction of Evidence)

Former Halliburton employee Anthony Badalamenti pleaded guilty to one count of destruction of evidence involving the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig blowout and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The government charged Badalamenti, former cementing technology director for Halliburton Energy Services, with instructing two other employees to delete data during a post-spill review of the cement job on the well. Badalamenti was sentenced to one year of probation, 100 hours of community service, and a $1,000 fine. Halliburton separately pleaded guilty and paid a $200,000 fine in the matter (see Halliburton instance, “Destruction of Evidence Relating to Deepwater Horizon Incident”).

Misconduct Type
Ethics
Enforcement Agency
Justice
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Criminal
Disposition
Pleaded Guilty
Date of Criminal Information
9/19/2013
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Halliburton $1,000
Further Information Released
Criminal Information 9/19/2013
DOJ Press Release (Sept. 2013) 9/19/2013

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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database