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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…

2010 Kiowa Helicopter Crash Wrongful Death Lawsuit

A lawsuit blamed Bell Helicopter Textron, Rolls-Royce North America, Honeywell International, and other companies for a February 2010 crash of a Kiowa OH-58D Warrior helicopter in Iraq that killed Tennessee National Guard members Marcus Ray Alford and Billie Jean Grinder. The lawsuit alleged that the crash was caused by the failure of a system known as the Full Authority Digital Electronic Control, or FADEC, and by the allegedly defective manufacture, construction, design, preparation, assembly, testing, service, warning, instruction, and marketing of the helicopter. In December 2013, it was reported that the family of Alford reached a settlement with the defendants.

Misconduct Type
Consumer Affairs
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Complaint
2/18/2011
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Textron, Inc. Undisclosed
Rolls-Royce PLC Undisclosed
Honeywell International Inc. Undisclosed
Further Information Released
Complaint 2/18/2011

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database