Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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U.S. ex rel. Dandy v. General Electric (Nuclear Reactor Design False Claims)

General Electric Hitachi Nuclear Energy Americas LLC (GE Hitachi) agreed to pay $2.7 million to resolve False Claims Act allegations that it made false claims to the Department of Energy (DoE) and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) concerning an advanced nuclear reactor design. GE Hitachi, a subsidiary of General Electric Company (GE) that is also partially owned by Hitachi Ltd., allegedly made false statements to the DoE and NRC about a component of the advanced nuclear Economic Simplified Boiling-Water Reactor (ESBWR) known as the steam dryer. The government alleged that GE Hitachi concealed known flaws in its steam dryer analysis and falsely represented that it had properly analyzed the steam dryer in accordance with applicable standards and had verified the accuracy of its modeling using reliable data.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Multiple Agencies
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Settlement Announcement
Contractors Involved Penalty
General Electric $2,700,000
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release 1/23/2014

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database