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 (Non-Prosecution Agreement)

United Continental Holdings, the parent company of United Airlines, entered into a non-prosecution agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office as part of a case in which David Samson, the former chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, pleaded guilty to bribery for pressuring United to reinstate a non-stop flight route between Newark, New Jersey, and Columbia, South Carolina, for his personal benefit. United paid a $2.25 million penalty and agreed to cooperate with and report periodically to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for two years.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Non-Prosecution Agreement
Date of Non-Prosecution Agreement
Contractors Involved Penalty
Patriot Team $2,250,000
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release 7/14/2016
United Press Release 7/14/2016
Non-Prosecution Agreement 7/11/2016

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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database