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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…

Foster v. L-3 Communications EOTech (Defective Weapons Sights)

A class-action lawsuit accused L-3 Communications and its EOTech subsidiary of selling consumers defective combat optical sights. The lawsuit alleged L-3 knew and failed to warn consumers that the sights contained defects that caused them to fail to perform as warranted in cold temperatures and humid environments. In July 2017, L-3 agreed to pay $61 million to settle the lawsuit. Two years earlier, L-3 and EOTech paid the federal government $25.6 million and admitted to concealing the defect from government purchasers for several years (see L-3 Communications instance, “U.S. v. L-3 Communications EOTech (Defective Weapons Sights)”).

Misconduct Type
Consumer Affairs
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Complaint
12/4/2015
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
L-3 Communications $61,000,000
Further Information Released
Law Firm Press Release 7/7/2017
Complaint 12/4/2015

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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database