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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…

OB-GYN Invasion of Privacy Class Action

Johns Hopkins Health System paid $190 million to settle a class action lawsuit filed on behalf of thousands of women who claimed that a gynecologist secretly filmed them during exams. The gynecologist, Dr. Nikita Levy, was fired in February 2013 after a co-worker alerted authorities. Investigators discovered in his possession roughly 1,200 videos and 140 still images believed to have been taken over more than 20 years. Some of the patients also complained of being inappropriately touched and verbally abused by Levy.

Misconduct Type
Consumer Affairs
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Settlement Announcement
7/21/2014
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation $190,000,000
Further Information Released
Law Firm Press Release 7/21/2014
Complaint 10/24/2013

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database