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…

October 2010 American Airlines Flight 1640 Emergency Landing

Several passengers on an October 2010 American Airlines flight from Miami to Boston allegedly sustained various physical and emotional injuries when the fuselage of the Boeing-manufactured aircraft ruptured, causing the cabin to rapidly decompress and forcing an emergency landing. The passengers filed a lawsuit alleging Boeing failed to manufacture the fuselage skin on the aircraft to an appropriate thickness and strength. In April 2018, the court awarded passenger Adriana Guzman $2.3 million in damages.

Misconduct Type
Consumer Affairs
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Judgment Against Defendant
Date of Complaint
Contractors Involved Penalty
Boeing Company $2,271,652
Further Information Released
Final Judgment 4/19/2018
Jury Verdict 4/12/2018
Complaint 10/16/2013

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database