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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…

Cila v. Bechtel (Big Dig Wrongful Death)

The widow of Vincent Cila, who died in an accident in the Boston Big Dig tunnel system in July 2005, filed a lawsuit against the state turnpike authority, Bechtel and other construction companies alleging his death was caused by defectively-designed handrails that line about 6 miles of the tunnels. Cila, a Massachusetts state trooper, hit a handrail post in a motorcycle crash and died from his injuries. In November 2010, it was reported that the case settled out of court for $9 million.

Misconduct Type
Poor Contract Performance
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
Multiple Agencies
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Filing
9/11/2006
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Bechtel Corporation Unknown
Further Information Released
Court Pleading 5/11/2010

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database