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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…

Alleged Eurofighter Fraud

The Austrian government filed a lawsuit against Airbus and the Eurofighter consortium (Airbus, BAE Systems, and Leonardo [formerly Finmeccanica]), alleging wilful deception and fraud linked to a $2.1 billion order for Eurofighter jets in 2003. The Austrian defense ministry alleges that Airbus and Eurofighter had misled Austria about the purchase price, deliverability, and equipment of the jets.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
International
Contracting Party
International
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Pending
Date of Lawsuit
2/16/2017
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Finmeccanica, S.p.A. $0
BAE Systems $0
EADS $0
Further Information Released
Airbus Press Release 2/16/2017

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database