U.S. ex rel. Palombo v. PAE (CIVPOL Contract False Claims)
Pacific Architects and Engineers (PAE) paid the United States $5 million to resolve allegations that it knowingly failed to follow vetting requirements for personnel working in Afghanistan on the State Department’s Civilian Police (CIVPOL) contract. According to the government, between January 2007 and June 2014, PAE did not comply with the contract’s requirements for conducting background checks on U.S. personnel, thus rendering PAE’s invoices to the State Department for the services of those personnel false. In addition, the government alleged that between July 2010 and June 2013, PAE knowingly failed to submit the names of host country national and third country national personnel working on the contract to the appropriate State Department regional security officers in Afghanistan, thus rendering PAE’s claims for the services of these personnel false.
- Misconduct Type
- Government Contract Fraud
- Enforcement Agency
- Contracting Party
- State Dept.
- Court Type
- Date of Settlement Announcement
|PAE Holding Corporation||$5,000,000|