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…

Castelluccio v. IBM (Age Discrimination)

James Castelluccio claimed that IBM fired him in violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. Castelluccio, who began working for IBM in 1968 and by 2000 had been promoted to vice-president, claimed that his performance reviews were “positive and above-average”. He claimed that, when he turned 60, he was transferred to a much more demanding job in an effort to get him to retire. In January 2014, a federal jury awarded Castelluccio nearly $1 million in back pay and benefits (doubled under the law) and $500,000 in damages. He was later awarded an additional $996,000 in attorney fees and $209,488 to offset the tax consequences of receiving back pay as a lump sum payment.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Judgment Against Defendant
Date of Final Judgment
Contractors Involved Penalty
IBM Corporation $3,705,271
Further Information Released
Jury Verdict/Judgment 1/28/2014
Complaint 7/21/2009

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database