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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…

Negligently Causing the Release of Hazardous Air Pollutants

In July 2003, a toxic chemical release at Honeywell’s Baton Rouge, Louisiana plant killed employee Delvin Henry. In February 2007, Honeywell pled guilty to one count of negligently causing the release of hazardous air pollutants and negligently placing another person in imminent danger of death, in violation of the federal Clean Air Act. Honeywell was sentenced to two years probation and ordered to pay an $8 million criminal fine, $4 million in restitution ($2,000,000 to Henry’s three children, $2,000,000 to the community) and a $125 special assessment. In September 2009, Honeywell paid $550,000 to settle this and two other chemical release incidents that also occurred at the plant in 2003 (see Honeywell International instance, “Baton Rouge Plant Toxic Chemical Releases”).

Misconduct Type
Environment
Enforcement Agency
Multiple Agencies
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Criminal
Disposition
Pleaded Guilty
Date of Sentencing
9/13/2007
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Honeywell International Inc. $12,000,125
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release 9/18/2007
Plea Agreement 9/18/2007

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database