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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…

U.S. ex rel. Bonzani v. United Technologies (Fighter Jet Engine Production False Claims)

Former Pratt & Whitney engineer Peter Bonzani claims the company used an ineffective assembly process for fighter jet engines and manipulated test processes to pass inspection. Bonzani alleges that, from 2012 through 2015, the company used the wrong equipment to apply a sealant spray on F119 and F100 engines used on the F-15, F-16 and F-22 fighter jets, and that testing equipment was manipulated to give a positive result when determining whether engines were production-ready. The lawsuit alleges that, as a result of the “intentional and/or reckless conduct” of Pratt & Whitney and its parent company, United Technologies, the engines “are at risk for premature wear and possible catastrophic engine failures.”

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
Defense - Air Force
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Pending
Date of Original Complaint
10/18/2016
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
United Technologies Corporation $0
Further Information Released
Second Amended Complaint 8/9/2018

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database