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…

Beauchamp, et al. v. U.S. Training Center (False Billings and Retaliation)

Lyle Beauchamp and Warren Shepherd filed a False Claims Act lawsuit alleging U.S. Training Center (USTC) (formerly Blackwater Worldwide Lodge and Training Center) defrauded the State Department on the Worldwide Protective Services Contract in Iraq and Afghanistan. They allege that USTC made a series of false statements and certifications to the government regarding its employees’ qualifications and billed the government for equipment that was never issued. Beauchamp also claims whistleblower retaliation.

Misconduct Type
Government Grant Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
State Dept.
Court Type
Date of Complaint
Contractors Involved Penalty
Blackwater USA $0
Further Information Released
Complaint 5/24/2011

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database