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…

737 Max – Airline Settlements

Boeing reached settlements with airlines for financial damages caused by the worldwide grounding of 737 Max aircraft in March 2019. The grounding caused airlines to cancel thousands of flights and resulted in lost wages for pilots and flight attendants. Southwest Airlines settled with Boeing in December 2019—the terms of the deal were confidential, but Southwest announced it would contribute approximately $125 million to its employee profit-sharing plan as a result. In January 2020, American Airlines reached a deal and announced that employees would get approximately $30 million through its profit-sharing program.

Misconduct Type
Consumer Affairs
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Southwest Settlement Announcement
Contractors Involved Penalty
Boeing Company Undisclosed
Further Information Released
American Press Release 1/6/2020
Southwest Press Release 12/12/2019

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database