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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

The federal government routinely awards contracts to companies with histories of misconduct, including contract fraud and other violations. POGO believes that providing this website will help to improve contracting decisions and increase public knowledge of how the government spends billions of taxpayer dollars each year. Read more…

Fraudulent Overbilling in the Renovation of Logan Airport

URS Corporation paid $3.3 million ($2.3 million, plus $1 million paid prior to litigation) to resolve allegations that it submitted false and inflated invoices to the Massachusetts Port Authority (“Massport”) during the renovation of Logan International Airport. Massport and the Massachusetts Attorney General alleged that URS’s project manager defrauded Massport by submitting hundreds of false and inflated invoices resulting in an overpayment of more than $1.3 million. The project manager pleaded guilty in April 2010 to larceny and procurement fraud and was sentenced to four to five years in prison (see URS Corporation instance “Commonwealth v. Papadopoulos (Fraudulent Overbilling)”.)

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
State/Local
Contracting Party
State/Local
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Settlement Announcement
1/19/2012
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
URS Corporation $3,300,000
Further Information Released
Massachusetts AG Press Release 3/1/2012

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database