Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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U.S. v. Dodd et al. (Hanford Time Card Fraud)

The Justice Department charged 10 employees and former employees of CH2M Hill Hanford Group with conspiring to defraud the government through the falsification of time cards at the Hanford Nuclear Site. The government alleges that, between October 1999 and July 2010, hourly workers routinely claimed hours that they had not worked, and supervisors falsely certified that the hourly workers’ assertions were true. Supervisors are also accused of encouraging and concealing the scheme in order to ensure that CH2M Hill received performance-based bonus fees from the Department of Energy. In March 2013, CH2M Hill entered into a joint civil/criminal settlement with the government and agreed to pay $19 million (see CH2M Hill instance, “U.S. ex rel. Schroeder v. CH2M Hill (Hanford Time Card Fraud)”). In October 2014, a trial of the first few defendants resulted in acquittals of Kenneth Baird, James Hay, Perry Howard, and Mark Johnson—all former CH2M Hill supervisors at Hanford. In December 2014, four other defendants agreed to pay fines to settle the charges: former managers Ryan Dodd and Terrence Hissong each paid $44,000; former supervisor Stephanie Livesey paid $22,000; and former manager Patrick Brannan paid $5,500 pursuant to settlement agreements that did not include an admission of liability. In April 2015, former CH2M Hill supervisor Daniel Niebuhr pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud. He was sentenced to 30 days incarceration, 3 months of home detention, one year of probation, and a $34,146 fine (plus a $100 special assessment). In June 2015, former CH2M Hill supervisor Glenda Michele Davis was sentenced to two years of probation and a $7,500 fine.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Indictment
Contractors Involved Penalty
CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd. $157,246

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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database