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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…

Sicilia v. Boeing (Wrongful Termination)

Former Boeing employee Joseph Sicilia alleged that Boeing demoted and fired him in retaliation for raising concerns about possible violations of government regulations. Sicilia, who worked in Boeing’s ethics office, claimed that he repeatedly raised concerns about the company’s compliance with federal acquisition regulations, but that his concerns were never investigated and managers began to retaliate against him by denying travel requests necessary to perform his duties, verbally abusing him, giving him poor work evaluations, and ultimately firing him. His lawsuit alleged wrongful discharge in violation of public policy, and violations of the Washington Law Against Discrimination, the Washington State Family Leave Act, the Illinois Whistleblower Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, and the False Claims Act. The lawsuit settled in 2011.

Misconduct Type
Labor
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Complaint
4/20/2009
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Boeing Company Undisclosed
Further Information Released
Complaint 4/20/2009

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database