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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. Castaneda v. Bechtel (TVA False Claims)

Former Bechtel employee Lori Castaneda alleges that Bechtel defrauded the government on the Watts Bar Nuclear Reactor Unit 2 construction project. Castaneda claims that Bechtel submitted unnecessary and duplicative work orders, billed the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) for work not performed and for unnecessary work, and billed for specific supplies while providing different and lower-quality supplies, in violation of the civil False Claims Act.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
TVA
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Pending
Date of Complaint
3/17/2014
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Bechtel Corporation $0
Further Information Released
Complaint 3/17/2014

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database