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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…

De La Rosa v. Wackenhut (Wrongful Death)

Gregorio De La Rosa, an inmate at a prison in Raymondville, Texas operated by Wackenhut Corrections Corp., was beaten to death in the prison yard by two other inmates in April 2001. His family sued Wackenhut and the prison warden for negligence, and a jury awarded them $47.5 million, $47 million of which was assessed against Wackenhut (an appellate court reduced the judgment to $42.5 million). The lawsuit was settled with Wackenhut successor The GEO Group in 2010 for an undisclosed amount.

Misconduct Type
Human Rights
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
State/Local
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Verdict
9/15/2006
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
GEO Group Undisclosed
Further Information Released
Appellate Opinion 4/2/2009

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database