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…

Earl et al. v. Boeing (Conspiracy to Conceal 737 Max 8 Defects)

A lawsuit alleges that Boeing and Southwest Airlines conspired to cover up “a fatal design defect” in the 737 Max 8 aircraft from customers, pilots, and regulators. The lawsuit, filed by several Southwest customers who traveled on 737 Max 8 planes between August 2017 and March 2019, alleges Southwest worked with Boeing to cover up a faulty computerized flight control system (the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS)) and falsely attest to the plane’s safety.

Misconduct Type
Consumer Affairs
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Complaint
Contractors Involved Penalty
Boeing Company $0
Further Information Released
Complaint 7/11/2019

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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database