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…

Establishing a Flight Route to Benefit a Public Official (SEC Investigation)

United Continental Holdings, the parent company of United Airlines, paid $2.4 million to settle Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) charges involving United’s reinstating a nonstop flight between Newark, New Jersey, and Columbia, South Carolina, in 2011 at the behest of David Samson, the then-chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. According to the SEC, United circumvented its standard process for initiating new routes, and no corporate record at United accurately and fairly reflected the authorization to approve the route, which ultimately lost approximately $945,000.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Order
Contractors Involved Penalty
Patriot Team $2,400,000
Further Information Released
SEC Order 12/2/2016
SEC Press Release 12/2/2016

See also:

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database