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L-3 Communications

19 instances of misconduct since 1995 | $137.5M in penalties

Headquartered in New York City, L-3 Communications (renamed L3 Technologies in 2016) provides intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems, secure communications systems, aircraft modernization, training and government services. The company provides a variety of high technology products, including guidance and navigation, sensors, scanners, fuzes, data links, propulsion systems, simulators, avionics, electro optics, satellite communications, electrical power equipment, encryption, signal intelligence, antennas and microwave components. Its customers include the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, US intelligence agencies and aerospace prime contractors.

Correspondence Date
Letter to L-3 Communications 11/17/2006
Second Letter to L-3 Communications 6/3/2008
FY Rank Contract Awards
2016 #9 $5,064.5M
2015 #8 $5,450.8M
2014 #8 $5,789.7M
2013 #8 $5,777.5M
2012 #9 $7,009.1M
2011 #8 $7,357.7M

19 Instances of Misconduct since 1995

4 additional instances of misconduct pending resolution.

Date Instance Penalty
Total  
1/11/2017 Inadequate Internal Accounting Controls and Failure to Maintain Accurate Books and Records from 2011 to 2014
L-3 Communications
$1,600,000
3/28/2016 Clark v. Bamberger, et al. (Wrongful Death)
L-3 Communications, Rolls-Royce PLC
$500,000
12/28/2015 Van Dorn et al. v. Sikorsky et al. (MH-53E Sea Dragon Crash)
General Electric, L-3 Communications, Lockheed Martin
$0
12/4/2015 Foster v. L-3 Communications EOTech (Defective Weapons Sights)
L-3 Communications
$61,000,000
11/25/2015 U.S. v. L-3 Communications EOTech (Defective Weapons Sights)
L-3 Communications
$25,600,000
9/28/2015 U.S. ex rel. Martin v. L-3 Communications (CONUS Replacement Center Overcharging)
L-3 Communications
$4,816,401
8/3/2015 Investigation of April 2015 RC-135V Fire
L-3 Communications
$0
8/1/2014 C-12 Contract Shareholder Lawsuit
L-3 Communications
$34,500,000
2/12/2014 U.S. ex rel. Lankford v. MPRI (False Labor Charges)
L-3 Communications
$3,200,000
5/30/2012 Vision Technologies v. L-3 Communications MAPPS (Breach of Contract)
L-3 Communications
Pending
9/7/2011 U.S. v. Liu (Unauthorized Export of Military Articles)
L-3 Communications
$0
3/31/2011 Wilhite, et al. v. L-3 Communications (Fraud)
L-3 Communications
Pending
1/20/2011 Kostolich et al v. L-3 Communications (Breach of Contract)
L-3 Communications
Pending
8/17/2010 Genocide Victims of Krajina v. L-3 Communications
L-3 Communications
Pending
6/3/2010 Air Force Suspension
L-3 Communications
$333,000
5/21/2009 Misappropriation of Proprietary P-3 Aircraft Data
L-3 Communications
$0
4/8/2009 Fraudulent Overbilling on IT Support Services Contracts
L-3 Communications
$1,933,080
2/17/2009 Lafond v. L-3 Communications SSG-Tinsley (Fraudulent Billing Practices)
L-3 Communications
$0
12/8/2008 Overbilling on Helicopter Maintenance Contract in Iraq
L-3 Communications
$4,000,000
6/22/2008 Court Martial of a Civilian Contractor
L-3 Communications
$0
1/3/2008 Bonn v. L-3 Communications Corp. (Naval Air Training Crash)
L-3 Communications
$0
6/28/2007 Bribery (Baghdad, Iraq)
L-3 Communications
$0
4/30/2007 False Claims (Iraq Reconstruction)
L-3 Communications
$31,985

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