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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…

Alleged Eurofighter Fraud – German Prosecution

Airbus Defence and Space GmbH agreed to pay €81.25 million (US$101 million) fine to end a five-year bribery investigation by the Munich Public Prosecutor in connection with the 2003 sale of Eurofighter jets to Austria. The Munich Public Prosecutor found the company was guilty of a “negligent breach of supervisory duties” by failing to ensure proper internal controls that would have prevented employees from making payments to business partners without proven documented services in exchange. The investigation did not confirm the allegations of bribery.

Misconduct Type
Ethics
Enforcement Agency
International
Contracting Party
International
Court Type
Administrative
Disposition
Fine
Date of Fine Announcement
2/9/2018
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
EADS $101,033,373
Further Information Released
Airbus Press Release 2/9/2018

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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database