Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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U.S.v. Hightower (FOB Fenty Fuel Theft Scheme)

Former Fluor employee Jonathan Hightower pleaded guilty to accepting bribes to facilitate the theft of military fuel in Afghanistan in 2010. Hightower worked as a petroleum supply specialist at Forward Operating Base (FOB) Fenty and was responsible for receiving and disbursing fuel for use at the base or for transport to other military bases in Afghanistan. The government alleged that Hightower, along with several Army personnel, accepted cash bribes from an Afghan trucking company in exchange for allowing the company to steal approximately 125 truckloads of fuel (worth more than $2.2 million) from the base.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Defense - Army
Court Type
Pleaded Guilty
Date of Guilty Plea
Contractors Involved Penalty
Fluor Corporation $0
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release 10/10/2012
Plea Agreement 8/3/2012

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database