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…

U.S. v. Rooks (Conspiracies to Commit Fraud)

Andrew Rooks, who worked for Saltchuk Resources subsidiary Sea Star Line LLC (later renamed TOTE Maritime), was sentenced to four years in prison and a $2.2 million penalty for his role in two separate conspiracies to commit mail and wire fraud. Beginning around November 2005, Rooks authorized the payment of phony invoices to co-conspirators’ companies for container and equipment decals and inspection and transportation services.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Pleaded Guilty
Date of Plea
Contractors Involved Penalty
Saltchuk Resources $2,187,049
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release (Sentence) 4/20/2016
DOJ Press Release (Plea) 10/23/2015

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database