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…

Postal Service Delivery Contract False Claims

United Airlines paid $49.4 million to resolve criminal and civil charges of defrauding the U.S. Postal Service on contracts to transport international mail. United admitted that former employees provided falsified parcel delivery information between 2012 and 2015 and accepted millions of dollars in payments to which the company was not entitled. United entered into a non-prosecution agreement and paid $17.3 million in connection with a criminal investigation and paid $32.2 million to settle civil False Claims Act allegations.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Settlement
Contractors Involved Penalty
Patriot Team $49,458,102
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release 2/26/2021
Non-Prosecution Agreement 2/25/2021
Settlement Agreement 2/25/2021

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database