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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…

Overbilling on Helicopter Maintenance Contract in Iraq

L-3 Vertex Aerospace, a subsidiary of L-3 Communications Corp., paid $4 million to settle allegations that it submitted false and inflated claims to the Army for work on a contract to provide helicopter maintenance services in Iraq. The settlement resolves a False Claims Act lawsuit alleging that L-3 Vertex submitted false time records and inflated claims for hours worked by employees at Camp Taji, Iraq from March 2004 through August 2005.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Multiple Agencies
Contracting Party
Defense - Army
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Settlement Announcement
12/8/2008
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
L-3 Communications $4,000,000
Further Information Released
Complaint 1/7/2009
DOJ Press Release 1/7/2009
Order of Dismissal 1/7/2009

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database