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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…

C-130 Fuel Overbilling

Lockheed Martin paid $2 million to settle allegations that it overbilled the government for the fuel it used while manufacturing C-130 aircraft for the U.S. Air Force. Between 2006 and 2013, Lockheed manufactured C-130s at its Marietta, Georgia facility. Pursuant to the underlying contracts, the government provided Lockheed with up to 22,000 gallons of fuel per aircraft, which could be used for engine runs, fuel operations, and test flights. Once Lockheed exhausted its 22,000 gallon allotment on a particular aircraft, Lockheed was financially responsible for any additional fuel. However, the government alleged that Lockheed routinely used fuel in excess of the 22,000 gallons but failed to reimburse the government. Additionally, the government claimed that Lockheed used the fuel on other unrelated projects where the government was either not a party or had not agreed to furnish fuel.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Defense – Air Force
Contracting Party
Defense - Air Force
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Settlement Announcement
3/27/2015
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Lockheed Martin $2,000,000
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release 3/27/2015

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database