Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Illegal Hiring of Government Officials and Improper Use of Proprietary Information

On May 15, 2006, Boeing and the U.S. Attorney’s Office “reached a tentative agreement in the investigation by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia concerning Boeing’s hiring of former Air Force acquisition official Darleen Druyun in 2002 and the investigation by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California regarding possession of a competitor’s information in connection with launch service contracts with the Air Force under the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle Program and with a task order with NASA for 19 missions under its launch services contract…Under the proposed agreement, Boeing will pay a total of $615 million. In addition to the $50 million monetary penalty [pursuant to a criminal deferred prosecution agreement], Boeing will pay $565 million to resolve potential civil claims asserted by the Department’s Civil Division.” Under the agreement, the U.S. Attorney’s Office could levy another $10 million penalty and seek to prosecute Boeing over the Druyun matter if, in the two years following the agreement, an executive management employee of Boeing commits certain crimes and the company fails to report it to the Department of Justice. See Boeing Company misconduct instances “Boeing Launch Services Suspension,” “United States of America v. Darleen A. Druyun,” and “United States v. Michael M. Sears (Boeing CFO).”

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Multiple Agencies
Contracting Party
Multiple Agencies
Court Type
Date of Settlement Agreement
Contractors Involved Penalty
Boeing Company $615,000,000

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database