Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Mentor-Protégé Program Fraud Non-Prosecution Agreement

Caddell Construction Company entered into a non-prosecution agreement with the Department of Justice to resolve criminal fraud violations relating to Caddell’s participation in the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Mentor-Protégé Program, through which large contractors contract with and provide developmental assistance to disadvantaged small business contractors and are reimbursed by the government. Caddell paid a $2 million penalty and agreed to cooperate with the government for two years. The government alleged that, from 2004 to 2005, Caddell submitted more than 20 requests for payment to DoD under the program that significantly overstated the amount of developmental assistance Caddell had provided to its protégé, a Native American, woman-owned and economically-disadvantaged small business called Mountain Chief. In addition, the government alleged that Caddell filed documents falsely stating Mountain Chief’s size, income, technical capabilities, and business infrastructure. The government also alleged that, from 2003 to 2004, Caddell submitted at least eight requests for rebates under the Indian Incentive Program based on services it falsely claimed had been performed by Mountain Chief. (See related Caddell Construction Company instance, “Mentor-Protégé Program False Claims Settlement” and pending instance, “U.S. v. Hill (Mentor-Protégé Program Fraud)”.)

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Defense - General
Court Type
Non-Prosecution Agreement
Date of Agreement
Contractors Involved Penalty
Caddell Construction Co., Inc. $2,000,000
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release 12/27/2012
Non-Prosecution Agreement 12/20/2012

See also:

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database