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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…

Electronic Equipment Testing False Claims Act Violations

“Hughes Aircraft Company [paid] the United States $4,050,000 to settle claims the company failed to perform certain tests on components used in advanced electronic equipment such as radar units for military aircraft, missile guidance units and delicate tracking equipment.” Allegedly, “Hughes supervisors instructed employees in the Environmental Test Area… to omit tests, to shorten required procedures,” in violation of the False Claims Act, 31 USC § 3729 et seq.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Defense – General
Contracting Party
Defense - General
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Settlement
9/10/1996
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Raytheon Company $4,050,000
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release 10/11/2006

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database