Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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U.S. v. L-3 Communications EOTech (Defective Weapons Sights)

L-3 Communications and its EOTech subsidiary agreed to pay $25.6 million to settle claims of defrauding the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security and the FBI by selling them defective combat optical sights. The government alleged that L-3 and EOTech violated the False Claims Act by concealing defects that caused the sights to fail in extreme cold and humidity. As part of the settlement, L-3, EOTech, and EOTech president Paul Mangano admitted that they continued to sell the sights to the government for several years after discovering the defects.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Multiple Agencies
Contracting Party
Multiple Agencies
Court Type
Date of Settlement
Contractors Involved Penalty
L-3 Communications $25,600,000
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release 11/25/2015
Settlement Agreement 11/25/2015
Complaint 11/24/2015

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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database