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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…

Overcharging on Afghanistan Food Supply Contract – Criminal Case

Supreme Foodservice GmbH (f/k/a Supreme Foodservice AG) and Supreme Foodservice FZE settled criminal charges of overbilling the government on a contract to provide food and bottled water to U.S. troops in Afghanistan. The companies pleaded guilty to major fraud against the United States (Supreme GmbH also pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit major fraud and wire fraud) and paid $288.4 million in restitution, forfeiture, and fines. The government alleged that Supreme Foodservice defrauded the Department of Defense on the Subsistence Prime Vendor contract between July 2005 and April 2009. Supreme Foodservice charged the government approximately $48 million in improper mark-ups by concealing that a subcontractor through which it purchased goods was a wholly owned and controlled subsidiary.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Justice
Contracting Party
Defense - General
Court Type
Criminal
Disposition
Pleaded Guilty
Date of Plea Announcement
12/8/2014
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Supreme Group Holding SARL $288,360,000

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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database