Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Robinson v. Northrop Grumman (B-2 Stealth False Claims)

Whistleblowers filed a civil fraud case against Northrop Grumman in 1989. Though it initially declined to participate, the government joined the case in 2001, accusing Northrop of fraud in two separate instances. They alleged that in the early 1980s, Northrop “engaged in a fraud scheme by routinely submitting false contract proposals,” and “concealed basic problems in its handling of inventory, scrap and attrition.” In the second instance, the plaintiffs alleged that Northrop “lied to the government during a ‘Critical Design Review’” for a B-2 Bomber radar jamming device. Northrop settled the claims for approximately $62 million.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Defense – Air Force
Contracting Party
Defense - Air Force
Court Type
Date of Settlement
Contractors Involved Penalty
Northrop Grumman $62,000,000
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release 4/3/2009
Northrop Grumman Press Release 10/7/2006
SEC 10-K (p. 17 of 118) 10/7/2006

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database