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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…

Bond v. Jacobs Engineering (Improperly Charged Overhead Costs)

In 2000, Jacobs Engineering Group agreed to pay $35 million to settle allegations that it improperly charged overhead costs to various government contracts. The settlement resolved a qui tam action filed in 1997 by former employee Edwin Bond. In November 1999, a court determined that Jacobs had inflated lease payments under cost-plus contracts in violation of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR).

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Multiple Agencies
Contracting Party
Multiple Agencies
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Press Release
11/2/2000
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc. $35,000,000
Further Information Released
Order 2/27/2008
DOJ Press Release 9/1/2006

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database