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CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.
Hanford P-Card False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback Act Liability
Date: 09/22/2011 (Date of Settlement Announcement)
Misconduct Type: Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency: Energy
Contracting Party: Energy
Court Type: Civil
Synopsis: CH2M Hill Hanford Group agreed to pay the United States $1.5 million to resolve allegations that it knowingly submitted false claims and paid kickbacks on a contract to operate and manage mixed radioactive waste at the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Hanford Nuclear Site. The government alleged that between 2003 and 2005, two CH2M Hill Hanford Group employees, Gregory Detloff and Paul Kempf, improperly made more than 200 purchases on government purchase cards (“P-cards”) and charged substantially marked-up costs to DOE. In November 2010, Detloff pleaded guilty (see CH2M Hill instance, “Hanford P-Card Fraud”). This agreement was the third civil settlement in a series of related cases involving P-card fraud at the Hanford Site. In June 2011, Fluor Hanford paid $4 million to resolve its liability (see Fluor instance, “Hanford P-Card False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback Act Liability”).