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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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United States v. Mazon, et. al. (Fraud)

On March 17, 2005, Jeff Alex Mazon, a former employee of Kellogg, Brown & Root (KBR), and Ali Hijazi, the managing partner of Kuwaiti company LaNouvelle General Trading and Contracting Company, were indicted on charges of devising a scheme to defraud the United States of more than $3.5 million related to the awarding of a subcontract to LaNouvelle to supply fuel tankers for military operations in Kuwait. The indictment alleged that on or about February 2, 2003, Mazon, a negotiator for subcontractors, solicited bids by e-mail from potential subcontractors. The cost of the subcontract was estimated by KBR at $685,080. The indictment alleged that Mazon inflated the bid he received from Hijazi to ensure that LaNouvelle would be overpaid. In March 2009, after two trials ended with deadlocked juries, the U.S. Justice Department withdrew all fraud charges against Mazon and instead accepted a misdemeanor plea agreement under which Mazon pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of making a false written statement.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Defense – Army
Contracting Party
Defense - Army
Court Type
Criminal
Disposition
Pleaded Guilty
Date of Indictment
3/17/2005
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
KBR $0
Further Information Released
Plea Agreement 4/10/2009
DOJ Press Release (guilty plea) 4/7/2009
Indictment 2/16/2008
DOJ Press Release (indictment) 8/29/2006

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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database