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…

A.B. et al. v. The Regents of the University of California (UCLA Medical Center Sexual Abuse)

The University of California paid $73 million to settle claims that the University of California, Los Angeles failed to protect women who were sexually abused by Dr. James Heaps, a gynecologist at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center who was arrested and charged with multiple counts of sexual battery in June 2019. According to the lawsuit, Heaps made inappropriate and sexually suggestive comments to patients, removed patients’ clothing without consent, and recommended unnecessary procedures and overly frequent examinations. The settlement class consisted of an estimated 6,600 women who were seen by Heaps between 1983 and 2019.

Misconduct Type
Human Rights
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Settlement
Contractors Involved Penalty
University of California $73,000,000
Further Information Released
Settlement Memorandum 11/16/2020

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database