Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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U.S. ex rel. Martin v. L-3 Communications (CONUS Replacement Center Overcharging)

L-3 Communications paid the United States $4.6 million to resolve allegations that it had inflated the number of hours spent by its independent contractors at Continental U.S. (CONUS) Replacement Centers (CRCs) in Fort Benning, Georgia, and Fort Bliss, Texas. The government alleged that from January 2006 through November 2011, L-3 knowingly overcharged for labor hours at the CRCs by billing for each individual not based on the actual time spent at the CRC, but rather on the earliest arrival or latest departure time of any other individual who also processed through the center that same day. As part of the settlement, L-3 also agreed to pay over $186,000 in attorney’s fees, expenses, and costs.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Defense - Air Force
Court Type
Date of Settlement Announcement
Contractors Involved Penalty
L-3 Communications $4,816,401
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release 9/28/2015
Settlement Agreement 9/28/2015
Complaint 5/26/2010

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database