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…

Trimble v. Wackenhut Corp. (Fraudulent Overbilling)

Michelle Trimble, a former Wackenhut employee at Miami-Dade County’s Juvenile Assessment Center, filed a false claims lawsuit alleging Wackenhut submitted inflated bills for its guard services at the facility. Trimble alleged Wackenhut engaged in similar fraudulent billing practices in other county contracts, costing the county up to $3.5 million a year. In February 2010, Wackenhut agreed to settle the case with Miami-Date County and Trimble for $7.5 million.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Filing
Contractors Involved Penalty
G4S PLC $7,500,000
Further Information Released
Settlement 7/3/2010
Complaint 5/8/2007

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database