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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…

Human Trafficking in Bosnia-Herzegovina (Ben Johnston)

According to media reports, Ben Johnston worked as an aircraft mechanic for DynCorp in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Johnston filed a RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act) suit in Texas court alleging DynCorp employees and supervisors had been engaging in various illegal activities, including sex trafficking, and that he had been fired for reporting these activities. Just hours after another former DynCorp employee, Kathryn Bolkovac, prevailed in an employment suit (see DynCorp instance “Human Trafficking in Bosnia-Herzegovina (Kathryn Bolkovac)”), the company settled Johnston’s case out of court.

Misconduct Type
Labor
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Settlement
11/26/2002
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
DynCorp International Inc. Undisclosed
Further Information Released
DOD IG Report 7/20/2007
Letter From Deputy Sec. of State R. Armitage 7/20/2007
State Department Memo 7/20/2007
Dallas Morning News Article 7/18/2007

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database