Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Defective Work and Overbilling on KC-10

Boeing agreed to pay the United States $25 million to resolve False Claims Act allegations that the company performed defective work on Air Force KC-10 Extender refueling aircraft. A lawsuit filed by former Boeing employees Anthony Rico and Fernando de la Garza alleged that Boeing defectively installed insulation blanket kits in KC-10 aircraft while performing depot maintenance at the Boeing Aerospace Support Center in San Antonio, Texas. It was also alleged that Boeing overcharged the government for installation of the blanket kits. The settlement consists of a $18,400,000 cash payment and $6,600,000 worth of repair work to be done on the defective blankets.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Defense – Air Force
Contracting Party
Defense - Air Force
Court Type
Date of Announcement
Contractors Involved Penalty
Boeing Company $25,000,000
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release 10/24/2009

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database