Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Kelly v. Serco (Virtual Border Contract False Claims)

Former Serco Inc. employee Darryn Kelly accuses the company of falsely billing the Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection on contracts for the Advanced Wireless Systems (AWS) “virtual border” project. The AWS project calls for the installation and upgrade of cell towers along the U.S.-Mexico border. Kelly claims Serco submitted invoices that included claims for work done by Serco employees outside of the AWS project, claims for non-existent work, and overbilling for partial days of work. Kelly estimates that the government has sustained damages in excess of $10 million. He also claims whistleblower retaliation.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Homeland Security
Court Type
Date of Original Complaint
Contractors Involved Penalty
Serco Group $0
Further Information Released
First Amended Complaint 9/7/2012

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database