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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…

Nordan v. Blackwater (Wrongful Death)

The families of four Blackwater Security Consulting contractors who were killed and mutilated in Fallujah, Iraq, in March 2004 filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the company. The plaintiffs claimed that Blackwater broke its contractual obligations to the workers—Stephen Scotten (“Scott”) Helvenston, Mike Teague, Jerko Gerald (“Jerry”) Zovko, and Wesley Batalona—by deploying them on their mission without proper equipment and personnel. In 2012, it was reported that the company (then known as Academi), settled the lawsuit for $635,000.

Misconduct Type
Labor
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Complaint
1/5/2005
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Blackwater USA $635,000
Further Information Released
Complaint 1/5/2005

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database