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…

Hoefer v. Fluor Daniel (Overcharging the Government)

According to the US Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California, Fluor paid $8.2 million plus $300,000 in attorney’s fees to settle allegations of overcharging the Government. “During 1995 and 1996, Fluor Daniel charged millions of dollars of commercial costs to its federal cost reimbursement contracts, and then certified to the United States that the charges were proper, according to the government’s complaint. But, according to the lawsuit, the corporation knew that the charges violated the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and the federal Cost Accounting Standards (CAS). The allegedly improper costs consisted of overhead attributable to the operations of a Fluor Daniel division called Technology Operating Company (TOC).”

Misconduct Type
Cost/Labor Mischarge
Enforcement Agency
Multiple Agencies
Contracting Party
Multiple Agencies
Court Type
Date of Settlement
Contractors Involved Penalty
Fluor Corporation $8,500,000
Further Information Released
DCIS Press Release 6/22/2006
US Attorney's Office Press Release 6/22/2006

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database