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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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United States v. United Technologies (Preparing False Purchase Orders and Submitting False Invoices)

United Technologies Corporation’s Pratt & Whitney (P&W) Government Engine and Space Propulsion Division entered into a settlement agreement in which P&W agreed to pay the government $14.8 million, following a Defense Criminal Investigative Service investigation. The agreement resolved charges that P&W violated the False Claims Act (31 U.S.C. §§ 3729, et. seq.) by preparing false purchase orders and submitting false invoices under the Foreign Military Sales Program (FMSP) administered by the Defense Security Assistance Agency. The program involved the FMSP-funded Lavi fighter aircraft under development for the Israeli Air Force.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Defense – General
Contracting Party
Defense - General
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Settlement
5/20/1997
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
United Technologies Corporation $14,800,000
Further Information Released
DOD Inspector General Report (p. 29 of 62) 6/30/2006
DOJ Press Release 6/30/2006

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database