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…

Gruzalski et al. v. FedEx (Whistleblower Retaliation)

Three men who worked at FedEx’s Los Angeles International Airport facility alleged that, beginning in 2008 or 2009, the facility significantly reduced the amount of time that FedEx aircraft underwent repair and maintenance. They alleged that airplane mechanics and inspectors were pressured to cut corners and sign off on repairs that were never done. The plaintiffs claimed that when they voiced their concerns, management wrote them up, suspended them, demoted them, refused to promote them, terminated them, and threatened them with physical harm. In October 2018, a jury awarded the three plaintiffs a total of $8 million in damages, including $6.75 million in punitive damages.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Judgment Against Defendant
Date of Complaint
Contractors Involved Penalty
FedEx Corporation $8,008,817
Further Information Released
Law Firm Press Release 10/23/2018
Jury Verdict 10/19/2018
Complaint (Langevin and Collins) 12/29/2015
Complaint (Gruzalski) 6/20/2013

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database