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…

Sabetian v. Fluor et al. (Asbestos Exposure in Iran)

Houshang Sabetian alleged he developed testicular mesothelioma as a result of working at various Fluor-built oil refineries in Iran between approximately 1960 and 1979. He claimed Fluor used asbestos products, including asbestos pipe insulation, at the refineries without taking the necessary safety precautions. In March 2019, a California state jury found the negligence of Fluor Enterprises, Middle East Fluor, and the National Iranian Oil Co. ultimately caused Sabetian’s mesothelioma and awarded Sabetian and his wife $25 million in damages (the jury found the Fluor defendants were 80% responsible).

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Judgment Against Defendant
Date of Verdict
Contractors Involved Penalty
Fluor Corporation $20,000,000
Further Information Released
Law Firm Press Release 3/21/2019

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database