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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

The federal government routinely awards contracts to companies with histories of misconduct, including contract fraud and other violations. POGO believes that providing this website will help to improve contracting decisions and increase public knowledge of how the government spends billions of taxpayer dollars each year. Read more…

Hanford Time Card Fraud Prosecutions

The Justice Department charged several employees and former employees of CH2M Hill Hanford Group with conspiring to defraud the government through the falsification of time cards at the Hanford Nuclear Site. The government alleged that, between October 1999 and July 2010, hourly workers routinely falsely certified that they were entitled to pay for hours they had not worked, and supervisors falsely certified that the hourly workers’ assertions were true. Supervisors were also accused of encouraging and concealing the scheme in order to ensure that CH2M Hill received performance-based bonus fees from the Department of Energy. Former CH2M Hill technicians Rhonda Stamper and Douglas Mallory were charged with conspiracy to defraud the federal government; former technician Thomas Huebner was charged with conspiracy to violate the Anti-Kickback Act. All three pleaded guilty and were sentenced to two years’ probation and a combined total of $202,568 in fines and assessments. A week later, four more technicians — Joel Radford, William Kim Jones, Darin Judy, and Lee Roberts — pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the government and paid a total of $453,398 in fines and assessments. In March 2013, CH2M Hill entered into a joint civil/criminal settlement with the government and agreed to pay $19 million (see CH2M Hill instance, “U.S. ex rel. Schroeder v. CH2M Hill (Hanford Time Card Fraud)”).

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Justice
Contracting Party
Energy
Court Type
Criminal
Disposition
Pleaded Guilty
Date of Sentencing
4/23/2015
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd. $655,966

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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database