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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…

Krueger v. MIT (Alcohol-Related Wrongful Death)

In September 2000, MIT paid $6 million to the family of student Scott S. Krueger, who died in 1997 of alcohol poisoning after engaging in excessive drinking at his fraternity house. Former MIT President Charles M. Vest publicly apologized to the family for MIT’s role in Krueger’s death. Of the settlement total, $4.75 million was for compensatory damages and the remaining $1.25 million went toward establishing scholarships in Krueger’s memory.

Misconduct Type
Health
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Settlement
9/13/2000
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Massachusetts Inst. of Technology $6,000,000
Further Information Released
MIT Press Release 8/23/2006

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database