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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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U.S. ex rel. Webb v. Boeing (Improper Labor Charges)

Boeing paid the United States $18 million to settle allegations that the company submitted false claims for labor charges on maintenance contracts with the U.S. Air Force for the C-17 Globemaster aircraft. The government alleged that Boeing improperly charged labor costs at its Long Beach Depot Center in Long Beach, California, including the time employees spent at lunch and on other breaks that was not reimbursable under the contracts. Boeing also paid $115,000 in expenses and attorneys’ fees and costs to the whistleblower who filed the lawsuit. In 2014, Boeing paid $23 million to resolve allegations that it submitted false labor charges on C-17 maintenance contracts at its San Antonio, Texas, facility (see Boeing instance, “U.S. ex rel. Craddock v. Boeing (Improper Labor Charges)”).

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Multiple Agencies
Contracting Party
Defense - Air Force
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Settlement Announcement
10/14/2015
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Boeing Company $18,115,000
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release 10/14/2015
Settlement Agreement 9/22/2015
Complaint 1/31/2013

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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database