Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Overcharging on Afghanistan Food Supply Contract – Individual Contracting Exclusions

As part of a settlement of civil and criminal charges of defrauding the federal government on a contract to supply U.S. troops in Afghanistan, the Defense Logistics Agency suspended from contracting and proposed the debarment of Stephen Orenstein and Michael Gans, the principal owners of Supreme Group. In December 2014, Supreme Group subsidiaries Supreme Foodservice GmbH and Supreme Foodservice FZE pleaded guilty to fraud and paid $288.4 million in in restitution, forfeiture, and fines (see Supreme Group Holding SARL instance, “Overcharging on Afghanistan Food Supply Contract – Criminal Case”). The two companies and Supreme Group also paid $102.5 million to resolve a related civil False Claims Act lawsuit (see Supreme Group Holding SARL instance, “Overcharging on Afghanistan Food Supply Contract – Civil Case”).

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Defense – General
Contracting Party
Defense - General
Court Type
Suspend/Debar - Employee
Date of Suspensions
Contractors Involved Penalty
Supreme Group Holding SARL $0
Further Information Released
Notices of Proposed Debarment 12/8/2014

See also:

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database