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…

Court Martial of a Civilian Contractor

In May 2008, the U.S. military ordered a court-martial for Alaa “Alex” Mohammad Ali, a civilian contractor employed as a translator for the Army by L-3 Communications Titan Group, on charges of aggravated assault. Ali was accused of stabbing another contractor during a fight on a base near Baghdad in February 2008. In June 2008, Ali pleaded guilty to wrongfully taking a knife owned by a U.S. soldier, obstruction of justice and lying to investigators (the assault charge was dropped in exchange for his plea), and a military court sentenced him to five months in jail. This is the first time a civilian has been tried by court-martial under a 2006 amendment to the Uniform Code of Military Justice, which states that civilian contractors working for the U.S. government can be punished for violations of the UCMJ.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Defense – Army
Contracting Party
Defense - Army
Court Type
Pleaded Guilty
Date of Court Martial
Contractors Involved Penalty
L-3 Communications $0
Further Information Released
CENTCOM Press Release 8/16/2008

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database