Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Inflated Shipping Costs to Military in Iraq and Afghanistan

Maersk Line Limited paid $31.9 million to resolve allegations that it submitted false claims to the United States in connection with contracts to transport cargo in shipping containers to support U.S. troops in Afghanistan and Iraq. The government alleged that Maersk, a wholly-owned American subsidiary of A.P. Moller Maersk, knowingly overcharged the Department of Defense by falsely inflating invoices.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Defense – General
Contracting Party
Defense - Army
Court Type
Date of Settlement Announcement
Contractors Involved Penalty
AP Moller-Maersk A/S $31,900,000
Further Information Released
Complaint 2/28/2012
DOJ Press Release 2/28/2012

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database