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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…

U.S. ex rel. Howard, et al. v. Lockheed Martin (Military Aircraft False Claims)

Donald Howard and Larry Wilson claimed that Lockheed Martin overbilled the government for work on the F-22 Raptor fighter jet and the C-130J Super Hercules cargo plane. The plaintiffs claimed that since at least 1991, Lockheed overcharged the government for tools used in the work. They alleged Lockheed billed multiple times for the same tool, improperly charged the government for reworking faulty tools, and authorized the acceptance of faulty tools in order to maintain the appearance of being on schedule. The plaintiffs also alleged that Lockheed destroyed paperwork to conceal defects in tools that had been approved without proper inspection. Howard and Wilson also claimed they were retaliated against for raising concerns about billing. In January 2015, the court dismissed the lawsuit after the parties settled pursuant to a confidential agreement.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
Defense - Air Force
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Original Complaint
4/22/1999
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Lockheed Martin Undisclosed
Further Information Released
Amended Complaint 5/13/2005

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database