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Falsifying Invoices

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September 13, 2019

Defense contractor GS Engineering, Inc. agreed to pay $1 million to resolve allegations of double-billing federal defense agencies for certain data acquisition equipment. GS Engineering allegedly depreciated the equipment and both charged the government for the cost of the depreciation and leased that same equipment back to the government through a related company. The settlement required GS Engineering to enter into an agreement with the United States Army to hire and maintain a compliance program for government contracting. In addition, its president and four other companies agreed to be excluded from federal contracts for three years. DOJ

September 4, 2019

Defense contractor Arkin Industries has agreed to return $2.6 million in overpayments to the Department of Defense, Air Force, and Navy, after self-disclosing that it had detecting an error in its accounting system that double-billed worker hours.  The designer, tester, and manufacturer of aircraft and helicopter parts cooperated with an independent investigation by the United States, which determined that the overbilling was accidental.  USAO EDNY

July 25, 2019

California-based telecommunications company Silvus Technologies, Inc., will pay $436,000 to resolve claims under the False Claims Act that the company overcharged the Air Force on three separate cost-based contracts.  The company was alleged to have included unallowable costs and improperly charged employee costs to the contracts.  The overcharges resulted from internal controls that the government described as inadequate to accurately track direct and indirect costs.  USAO N.D.N.Y.

June 28, 2019

Following a whistleblower suit, defense contractor PAE Applied Technologies, LLC has agreed to pay $4.2 million to settle charges that it knowingly defrauded the U.S. Air Force in violation of the False Claims Act.  The alleged fraud occurred between government fiscal years 2009 to 2014 and involved charging for employee wages that were above the applicable wage caps listed on a government contract.  USAO WDOK

Whistleblowers Needed to Stop Secret Kickbacks, Bribes, Overcharging, and False Costs in E-Rate, Lifeline, Connect America, and Rural Healthcare programs

Posted  06/7/19
By Jessica T. Moore
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The FCC disburses billions of dollars every year for its massive Universal Service Fund (USF) and its laudable mission to promote telephone and internet access to all U.S. persons regardless of income and location. This massive pot of government money attracts a commensurate measure of opportunists seeking to defraud these well-meaning programs.

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WATCH THIS SPACE: Proposed $700M Fix for Installed Foreign-Telecom Could Compound Fraud Related to Universal-Service-Fund Projects

Posted  05/31/19
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Congress, the President, and the FCC are moving to restrict and phase out foreign-made telecommunications components seen as national security risks. While the president’s executive order of May 15, 2019 prohibits U.S. companies from buying foreign telecom, we have a huge problem: our systems already have large quantities of this equipment installed – antennas, radios, electronics, routers, services, etc. The...

April 22, 2019

Three Michigan construction firms will pay $466,500 to resolve claims of bid rigging and fraudulent billing for renovation work performed at Amtrak stations for the National Railroad Passenger Corporation.   Tooles Contracting Group, LLC, Commercial Contracting Corporation, and G&B Electric, Inc., along with G&B's president James Gierlach, were alleged to have unlawfully shared bid information and inflated invoices and time records.  USAO ED MI

Catch of the Week – Northrop Grumman Systems

Posted  11/8/18
Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation agreed to a $31.65 million settlement to resolve allegations that it overstated employee hours on two government contracts related to battlefield communications services for the United States Air Force.  Of the total settlement, $27.45 million was paid to resolve civil allegations that NGSC violated the False Claims Act, and $4.2 million was forfeited by the company to resolve...

September 28, 2018

Sentient Science Corporation has agreed to pay $2,675,000 to settle allegations that it made false claims for funding under the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program administered by the National Science Foundation and Department of Energy. SBIR grants are intended to stimulate technological and research innovations by small businesses. However, the company took advantage of the program by claiming expenses that had not yet been incurred, claiming to use third-parties in order to receive additional funding, and using less qualified employees to perform work.  USAO WDNY
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