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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Hanford P-Card False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback Act Liability

Fluor Hanford Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fluor Federal Services Inc. and Fluor Corporation, agreed to pay the United States $4 million to resolve allegations that it knowingly submitted false claims and paid and received kickbacks relating to a contract to operate and manage the U.S. Department of Energy’s Hanford Nuclear Site. Between 2003 and 2008, Fluor employed individuals known as material coordinators to purchase supplies under the contract. Three material coordinators, Susanna Zuniga, Gregory Detloff and Paul Kempf, made hundreds of fraudulent purchases using government purchase cards, or P-cards; in addition, at least 14 material coordinators solicited, received and accepted kickbacks from a Hanford-area vendor known as Fast Pipe and Supply Company and its owner, Shane Fast (see related Fluor Corporation instance, “Hanford P-Card Fraud”). The government alleged that, as early as 2001 and repeatedly between 2001 and 2008, internal audits alerted Fluor to weaknesses in its P-card controls yet it failed to address these weaknesses.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Energy
Contracting Party
Energy
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Settlement Announcement
6/17/2011
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Fluor Corporation $4,000,000
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release 6/22/2011
Settlement Agreement 6/22/2011

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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database