Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Contract Fraud at TVA Nuclear Plants

The Shaw Group’s Stone & Webster Construction subsidiary agreed to pay the federal government $6.2 million to end a contract fraud investigation related to work at Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) nuclear plants in East Tennessee and Alabama. Stone & Webster has a 10-year, $1 billion dollar-plus contract to provide modification and maintenance services for the TVA, the nation’s largest public utility. The government alleged that during the period from 2003 through 2006, Stone & Webster failed to maintain required logs and provided false reports to TVA that misclassified and understated the number and severity of employee injuries in support of its claims for safety-related performance fees.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Announcement
Contractors Involved Penalty
Shaw Group $6,200,000
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release 2/13/2009
Settlement Agreement 2/13/2009

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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database