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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Improper NASA Invoices

Boeing and United Space Alliance (a limited liability company jointly owned by Boeing and Lockheed Martin) agreed to pay a total of $825,000 and to give up their rights to $1.2 million in unpaid invoices to settle allegations of False Claims Acts violations, 31 U.S.C. §§ 3729-3733, submitted to the government between 1986 and 1992 under NASA’s Space Shuttle and Space Station Freedom programs. “In 1993, the United States sued Omniplan and secured a consent judgment, but the company went bankrupt before it was able to pay the full judgment. On January 11, 2000, the government filed a civil suit alleging that [Rockwell Space Operations Company (RSOC), later purchased by Boeing] violated the False Claims Act by knowingly submitting to NASA the improper Omniplan invoices. The complaint alleged that RSOC knew or should have known that the subcontractor’s invoices contained false claims.” See United Space Alliance misconduct instance “False Claims on Invoices.”

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
NASA
Contracting Party
NASA
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Settlement
11/9/2000
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Boeing Company Unknown
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release 6/19/2006

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database