June 20, 2019
Two defense supply companies and their owners have agreed to a $159,390
consent judgment for improperly substituting parts intended for DOD contracts. Liberty Air Parts, Inc.
, US Supply Corporation
, and their operators, George and Ellen Onorato
, allegedly agreed to supply brand new parts bolts, knobs, rings, and rivets, but instead substituted them with surplus parts left over from other government project. They concealed the substitution by allegedly falsifying records and statements, in violation of the False Claims Act, and used the ability to quote prices lower than their competitors to their advantage in the contract bidding process. As part of the consent judgment, the defendants are now prohibited from contracting with the federal government. USAO EDPA