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. Cardin (TVA Contract Fraud)

Walter Cardin, a former safety manager for the Shaw Group’s Stone & Webster Construction subsidiary, was convicted of defrauding the federal government by falsifying safety records at Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) nuclear power plants from 2004 to 2006. Cardin was convicted by a federal jury on eight counts of fraud for not reporting injuries at the Sequoyah and Watts Bar plants in Tennessee and the Brown’s Ferry plant in Alabama, which allowed the company to collect more than $2.5 million in safety bonuses. Cardin was sentenced to 78 months in federal prison followed by two years of supervised released. In 2009, Stone & Webster paid the federal government $6.2 million to resolve an investigation in the case conducted by the TVA Office of Inspector General (see Shaw Group instance, “Contract Fraud at TVA Nuclear Plants”).

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Found Guilty
Date of Verdict
Contractors Involved Penalty
Shaw Group $0
Further Information Released
Sentence 4/11/2013
Verdict 11/7/2012
Superseding Indictment 7/24/2012

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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database