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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…

Jail Mismanagement

In 1999, it was reported that the state of Texas terminated Wackenhut’s $12 million a year contract to run a jail in Travis County due to mismanagement that eventually led to several guards being charged with sexually assaulting female inmates. Over a period of two years, the state levied $625,000 in penalties due to chronic staffing shortages at the facility. A state audit showed that the jail barely kept the minimum number of guards required in the contract.

Misconduct Type
Poor Contract Performance
Enforcement Agency
State/Local
Contracting Party
State/Local
Court Type
Administrative
Disposition
Fine
Date of Contract Termination
8/31/1999
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
G4S PLC $625,000
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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database