Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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U.S. v. Welch (Conspiracy to Steal and Sell Military Equipment)

David John Welch, former operations and maintenance manager for Fluor, pleaded guilty to conspiring to steal military generators in Iraq and sell them on the black market. According to the government, Welch was working for Fluor at Victory Base Complex in Baghdad, Iraq when, in October 2011, Welch and a co-conspirator entered into a scheme to steal and sell approximately 38 generators on the black market by diverting the generators from the Defense Reutilization & Marketing Office (DRMO) to an undisclosed off-base location. After the generators were stolen from the compound, Welch’s co-conspirator gave him approximately $38,600 in cash. As part of the plea, Welch agreed to pay $160,000 in restitution. In July 2012, Welch was sentenced to 24 months in prison and three years of supervised release.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Multiple Agencies
Contracting Party
Defense - Army
Court Type
Pleaded Guilty
Date of Plea
Contractors Involved Penalty
Fluor Corporation $160,000
Further Information Released
Criminal Information 7/13/2012
DOJ Press Release (April 2012) 7/13/2012
DOJ Press Release (July 2012) 7/13/2012

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database