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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…

Kotla v. University of California (Wrongful Termination)

Former Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory employee Dee Kotla claimed the lab’s operator, the University of California, wrongly fired her in 1997 because she testified against the lab in a co-worker’s sexual harassment lawsuit. Two juries found in her favor, awarding her $1 million in 2002 and then $2.1 million in 2005 after the first verdict was thrown out.

Misconduct Type
Labor
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
Energy
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Judgment Against Defendant
Date of Verdict
3/23/2005
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
University of California $2,100,000
Further Information Released
UC Press Release 5/24/2011

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database