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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…

SEC v. Ping (Chinese Subsidiary Bribery)

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) reached a settlement with Jun Ping Zhang, the former CEO of Harris Corporation subsidiary Hunan CareFx Information Technology, regarding violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. The SEC found that Ping had authorized and facilitated a practice of giving gifts between $200,000 and $1 million to Chinese government officials in exchange for contracts. Also, with Ping’s knowledge and under his management and supervision, the company’s sales staff fabricated false expense claims to generate cash for the gifts. Ping agreed to pay a $46,000 civil penalty. The SEC declined to bring charges against Harris due to the company’s due diligence and cooperation with the investigation.

Misconduct Type
Securities
Enforcement Agency
SEC
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Administrative
Disposition
Fine
Date of Order
9/13/2016
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Harris Corporation $46,000
Further Information Released
SEC Order 9/13/2016
SEC Press Release 9/12/2016

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database