Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Tagging Contract Overbilling

Serco allegedly overcharged the UK Ministry of Justice on a contract to electronically monitor (“tag”) criminal offenders. The government alleged that, as far back as 2005, Serco wrongly billed the government for tagging work that was never performed. Audits performed by the Ministry of Justice and Cabinet Office found no evidence of deliberate acts or omissions by Serco, but that there were deficiencies in controls over the invoice and payment processes on the contracts. Serco repaid the government £68.5 million (US$110.6 million). Serco also disgorged £2 million (US$3.2 million) of past profits and agreed to forgo future profits on its contract for escorting prisoners to court, on which the company had misrecorded the numbers of prisoners delivered ready for court.

Misconduct Type
Cost/Labor Mischarge
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Settlement Announcement
Contractors Involved Penalty
Serco Group $113,846,006
Further Information Released
Serco Press Release 12/19/2013

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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database