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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…

Guy v. MIT (Drug-Related Wrongful Death)

MIT student Richard A. Guy, Jr. died in his dormitory from asphyxiation by nitrous oxide inhalation on August 31, 1999. His family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against MIT in August 2002, alleging that, although Richard was not blameless, the school’s lack of dormitory supervision and poor coordination among health services were the proximate causes of his death. Both sides settled the suit out of court in June 2005, establishing the Rick Guy Fund to provide a minimum of 10 years of funding for at least five incoming freshmen to attend pre-orientation programs.

Misconduct Type
Health
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Settlement Announcement
7/6/2005
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Massachusetts Inst. of Technology $0
Further Information Released
MIT Press Release 8/23/2006

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database