Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Untested Electrical Connectors

ITT Cannon paid $11 million to settle False Claims Act allegations that it supplied electrical connectors to the military that had not been properly tested. The government alleged that, from September 2008 to March 2017, ITT Cannon did not conduct the required periodic testing on six models of electrical connectors. In December 2010, the government learned that the company had not done this testing, and the company promised that it would conduct remedial testing and report the result to the government. In February 2011, ITT Cannon experienced several failures in its remedial testing. The company did not immediately disclose these failures and instead represented to the government that it was merely behind in the testing.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Defense - General
Court Type
Date of Settlement Announcement
Contractors Involved Penalty
ITT Industries $11,000,000
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release 7/16/2019

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database