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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…

Mississippi Prison Contract Bribery

The state of Mississippi sued several companies, including Management and Training Corp. (MTC) and GEO Group, for their role in a scheme involving the payment of bribes and kickbacks to state officials in exchange for contracts with the Mississippi Department of Corrections. The state filed civil RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act) lawsuits alleging that, from approximately 2007 through 2014, the companies defrauded the state by engaging in “a conspiracy scheme” involving “bribery, kickbacks, misrepresentations, fraud, concealment, money laundering and other wrongful conduct.” In January 2019, the companies settled with the state—MTC agreed to pay $5.2 million, and GEO Group agreed to pay $4.6 million.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
State/Local
Contracting Party
State/Local
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Settlement Announcement
1/24/2019
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Management & Training Corp. $5,180,000
GEO Group $4,550,000

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database