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…

Clark v. Bamberger, et al. (Wrongful Death)

Rolls-Royce and L-3 Communications (as parent company of Army Fleet Support LLC) settled a lawsuit filed by the widow of Jeremy Clark, a civilian flight instructor killed in a Kiowa OH-58 helicopter crash at Fort Rucker, Alabama, in December 2010. The lawsuit alleged the crash was caused by the failure of a system known as the Full Authority Digital Electronic Control, or FADEC, and the defendants’ failure to properly inspect, service, maintain, and repair the helicopter, its engine, and its component parts. Pursuant to the settlement agreement, the defendants paid a total of $8.5 million and denied all liability and responsibility for the accident and Clark’s death.

Misconduct Type
Consumer Affairs
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Final Judgment
Contractors Involved Penalty
L-3 Communications $500,000
Rolls-Royce PLC Unknown
Further Information Released
Final Judgment 3/28/2016
Settlement Agreement 3/23/2015
Complaint 11/29/2012

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database