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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…

Wrongful Death (John Lattanzi)

An accident in 2005 at Valero Energy Corp.’s Delaware City refinery killed John J. Ferguson and John A. Lattanzi. Their families filed federal wrongful death lawsuits in February 2006 claiming Ferguson and Lattanzi suffocated inside a refinery unit filled with nitrogen gas due to Valero’s negligence and/or recklessness in running the refinery and failure to adequately protect workers. In October 2008, Valero settled the Lattanzi lawsuit pursuant to an undisclosed agreement. See related Valero Energy Corp. instance, “Wrongful Death (John Ferguson).”

Misconduct Type
Labor
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Filing
2/21/2006
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Valero Energy Corp. Undisclosed
Further Information Released
Complaint 11/8/2008
Settlement Announcement 11/8/2008

See also:

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database