Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Johnson v. General Electric (Failure to Meet Product Requirements)

General Electric agreed to pay the United States $7.2 million to settle False Claims Act allegations that the company’s Aircraft Engines business group in Evendale, Ohio, sold several thousand jet engines to the military that did not comply with military electrical bonding and electromagnetic interference testing requirements. The allegations referred to F110-GE-100 and F110-GE-129 engines installed in the Air Force’s F-16 single-engine fighter jet, F101-GE-102 engines installed in the B-1B Bomber, CFM56-2B engines installed in Air Force tankers, and other engines used in various Air Force, Navy and Army aircraft. As part of the settlement, GE also paid $2.1 million in legal fees and expenses to the former employee who originally filed the lawsuit.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Defense - General
Court Type
Date of Settlement
Contractors Involved Penalty
General Electric $9,331,140
Further Information Released
Settlement Agreement 1/5/2011
DOJ Press Release 10/4/2006

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database