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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…

Army Guard Contracts

Akal Security settled a civil investigation regarding Akal’s noncompliance with provisions of U.S. Army armed guard contracts in 2003 and early 2004. The company agreed to pay the government $18 million to resolve its potential liability under the False Claims Act. During the last three months of 2003, Akal recruited, screened, hired and trained 1,800 guards for eight U.S. Army posts. The company was unable to meet all of the training requirements under the contracts, and in some cases failed to maintain proper training records. A number guards who were assigned to work did not receive some of the contractually mandated training.

Misconduct Type
Poor Contract Performance
Enforcement Agency
Defense – Army
Contracting Party
Defense - Army
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Announcement
7/13/2007
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Akal Security, Inc. $18,000,000
Further Information Released
Company Press Release 9/22/2007
DOJ Press Release 9/22/2007

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database