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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Counterfeit Helicopter Engine Microprocessors

United Technologies paid $1.06 million to resolve alleged False Claims Act violations involving Goodrich Pump and Engine Controls Systems, a company United Technologies indirectly owned from July 2012 through March 2013. Goodrich was a subcontractor to Rolls-Royce on a U.S. Army helicopter engine contract. The government alleged that, from 2005 to 2012, Goodrich purchased, shipped and caused counterfeit microprocessors to be integrated into engine control unit assemblies, which were then incorporated into the M-250 series engines installed in OH-58 Kiowa Warrior and A/MH-6M Mission Enhanced Little Bird aircraft. Goodrich also allegedly provided the government numerous false certifications as to the authenticity of the assemblies.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Multiple Agencies
Contracting Party
Defense - Army
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Settlement Announcement
12/19/2017
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
United Technologies Corporation $1,060,000
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release 12/19/2017

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database