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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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U.S. v. Hay, et al. (Hanford P-Card Fraud)

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a False Claims Act/Anti-Kickback Act lawsuit against former Fluor Hanford employees Amy Hay, Patricia Hall, and Michael Stone for allegedly accepting kickbacks from Hanford-area vendor Fast Pipe and Supply and its owner, Shane Fast. Between 2003 and 2008, Fluor employed individuals known as material coordinators, including Hay, Hall, and Stone, to purchase supplies under Fluor’s contract to manage the Department of Energy’s Hanford Nuclear Site. The government alleges some material coordinators made purchases using government purchase cards, or P-cards, while soliciting, receiving, and accepting kickbacks from Fast Pipe. Hay was accused of accepting $2,130 in kickbacks and buying $391,395 worth of goods from Fast Pipe between October 2005 and October 2008. Hall was accused of accepting $390 in kickbacks and buying $642,495 worth of goods. Stone was accused of receiving $370 in kickbacks and buying $422,532 in goods. In February 2012, the DOJ reached settlements with Hall and John Williams, another Fluor Hanford material coordinator accused of accepting kickbacks from Fast Pipe. Hall agreed to pay the government $15,280. Williams agreed to pay $12,797. In March 2012, the government settled with Stone, who agreed to pay $13,360, and former Fluor Hanford material coordinator Rocky Simmons, who agreed to pay $11,000. In May and June 2012, the government settled with Hay, who agreed to pay $12,375, and former Fluor Hanford material coordinator Denice Johns, who agreed to pay $10,440. See related Fluor instances, “Hanford P-Card False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback Act Liability” and “Hanford P-Card Fraud”.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Justice
Contracting Party
Energy
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Complaint
10/31/2011
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Fluor Corporation $75,252

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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database