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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…

Price Fixing

“European Union regulators on Wednesday fined United Technologies’ Otis unit and four other elevator makers $1.3 billion for operating cartels for the installation and maintenance of elevators and escalators in Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands… Fined were Hartford, Conn.-based United Technologies Corp., the corporate parent of Otis Elevator; German conglomerate ThyssenKrupp AG; Finland’s Kone Corp.; Switzerland’s Schindler Holding AG and subsidiaries of Japan’s Mitsubishi Elevator Europe BV." Otis was fined almost 225 million euros (approximately $295 million).

Misconduct Type
Antitrust
Enforcement Agency
International
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Administrative
Disposition
Fine
Date of Fine
2/21/2007
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
United Technologies Corporation $295,000,000
Further Information Released
UTC Press Release 7/14/2007
EC Press Release 7/6/2007

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database