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…

Conradt v. NBC Universal (“To Catch a Predator” Lawsuit)

General Electric Company’s NBC Universal Inc. settled a lawsuit over the suicide of Louis William Conradt, Jr., a Texas prosecutor whom the network planned to feature on Dateline NBC’s “To Catch a Predator” program. Conradt’s sister, who filed the lawsuit, claimed that the network was responsible for his death and sought more than $100 million in damages. Conradt shot himself in November 2006 when members of a police SWAT team, as part of a pedophilia sting arranged by the program’s producers, tried to arrest him at his home for allegedly attempting to solicit a minor on the Internet.

Misconduct Type
Consumer Affairs
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Settlement Announcement
Contractors Involved Penalty
General Electric Undisclosed
Further Information Released
Opinion on NBC Motion to Dismiss 8/15/2008
Order 8/15/2008

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database