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…

April and December 2000 V-22 Osprey Crashes

Families of the 23 Marines killed in two separate crashes of the V-22 Osprey in 2000 reached out-of-court settlements with Bell Helicopter Textron and Boeing, which manufacture the Osprey as a partnership called the Bell Boeing Joint Program. Nineteen Marines died when their Osprey crashed during a test flight in Arizona in April 2000. Four Marines died in a test flight crash in North Carolina in December 2000.

Misconduct Type
Consumer Affairs
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Defense - General
Court Type
Date of Settlement Announcement
Contractors Involved Penalty
Textron, Inc. Undisclosed
Boeing Company Undisclosed
Further Information Released
Law Firm Press Release 4/20/2002

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database