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…

United States v. Michael M. Sears (Boeing CFO)

Former Boeing CFO Michael Sears was sentenced to four months in prison, a $250,000 fine and 200 hours of community service for his part in the illegal hiring of top Air Force acquisition official Darleen Druyun. Mr. Sears was convicted for aiding and abetting Darleen Druyun in negotiating employment with Boeing while she was negotiating for a $20 billion lease of 100 Boeing KC-767A tanker aircraft, violating 18 U.S.C. § 208, which concerns acts affecting personal financial interest. Sears pleaded guilty to the charges and took full responsibility for his actions. In June 2006, Boeing entered into a global settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice for $615 million to resolve this and other pending investigations. See Boeing Company misconduct instances “Illegal Hiring of Government Officials and Improper Use of Proprietary Information” and “United States of America v. Darleen A. Druyun.”

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Defense – Air Force
Contracting Party
Defense - Air Force
Court Type
Pleaded Guilty
Date of Sentencing
Contractors Involved Penalty
Boeing Company $250,000
Further Information Released
Sears Statement 6/19/2006
Statement of Facts 6/19/2006
US Attorneys Office Press Release 6/19/2006

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database