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. Williams (FEMA Home Elevation Grant Program Bribery)

Wanda Acker Williams was charged with conspiracy to commit bribery on the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP). The HMGP was set up to help victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita rebuild and elevate their homes by providing grants of up to $100,000. According to the government, Williams, while working as a mitigation analyst with the Shaw Group in the New Orleans office of the HMGP, accepted money from a contractor consultant in exchange for providing the names of homeowners eligible for the grants. Williams pleaded guilty and was sentenced to six months of home detention followed by four years of probation.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Homeland Security
Court Type
Pleaded Guilty
Date of Plea Announcement
Contractors Involved Penalty
Shaw Group $0
Further Information Released
FBI Press Release (sentencing) 5/24/2012
FBI Press Release (plea) 2/23/2012

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database