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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…

Big Dig Tunnel Collapse Wrongful Death Lawsuit

The family of Milena Del Valle, who was killed in July 2006 when a portion of the Big Dig tunnel ceiling collapsed, settled a wrongful death lawsuit for more than $28 million with 15 defendants, including Bechtel/Parsons Brinckerhoff. See related Bechtel Corporation instances “NTSB Report on July 2006 Big Dig Tunnel Ceiling Collapse” and “Construction Mismanagement on the Boston Central Artery/ Tunnel Project.”

Misconduct Type
Poor Contract Performance
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
Multiple Agencies
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Announcement
9/30/2008
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Bechtel Corporation Unknown
Further Information Released
Law Firm Statement 4/7/2009

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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database