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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…

Tagging Contract Fraud and False Accounting

The UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO) entered into a three-year deferred prosecution agreement with Serco Group subsidiary Serco Geografix Limited (SGL). SGL took responsibility for three offenses of fraud and two of false accounting arising from a scheme to mislead the UK Ministry of Justice as to the true extent of the profits its parent company, Serco Limited, made between 2010 and 2013 from its contract to provide electronic monitoring (“tagging”) services. SGL paid £19.2 million (US$24.1 million) plus £3.7 million (US$4.7 million) related to the SFO’s investigation costs. Compensation to the Ministry of Justice had been paid in 2013 as part of a separate settlement agreement.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
International
Contracting Party
International
Court Type
Criminal
Disposition
Deferred Prosecution Agreement
Date of DPA Announcement
7/3/2019
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Serco Group $28,801,700
Further Information Released
Serco Press Release 7/3/2019
SFO Press Release 7/3/2019

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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database