Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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JPATS Program False Claims Act Lawsuit

David Kiehl and Donald Minge, former employees of Turbine Engine Components Technologies (TECT), filed a False Claims Act lawsuit against TECT Aerospace and Hawker Beechcraft, accusing them of fraud and dangerous practices in the manufacture and sale of King Air planes and T-6A trainers to the military. They allege that the companies billed the military for equipment outfitted with defective wing parts. The plaintiffs also claim they were unfairly discharged for blowing the whistle. TECT manufactured the parts for Hawker Beechcraft as part of the U.S. Air Force/Navy Joint Primary Aircraft Training System (JPATS) program.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Defense - General
Court Type
Date of Complaint
Contractors Involved Penalty
Hawker Beechcraft, Inc. $0
Further Information Released
Complaint 7/27/2007

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database