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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…

U.S. v. Patel (Antitrust Conspiracy)

Mahesh Patel, a former employee of Raytheon Technologies division Pratt & Whitney, is accused of participating in a years-long conspiracy with employees of other aerospace engineering companies to restrict the hiring and recruiting of engineers and other skilled workers among their respective companies. The government alleges Patel enforced this agreement while serving as an intermediary between the companies, in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act. (See related Raytheon instance, “Alleged Illegal No-Poach Agreement.”)

Misconduct Type
Antitrust
Enforcement Agency
Justice
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Criminal
Disposition
Pending
Date of Charging Announcement
12/9/2021
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Raytheon Company $0
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release 12/9/2021

See also:

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database