Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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False Claims on USAID Egyptian Infrastructure Contracts

URS E & C Holdings, a successor in interest to Washington Group International (WGI), agreed to pay $9 million to settle allegations that WGI submitted false claims in connection with United States Agency for International Development (USAID) contracts. (URS E & C Holdings is a subsidiary of URS Corporation, which acquired WGI in 2007.) The settlement concerned USAID-funded contracts for the construction of water and wastewater infrastructure projects in Egypt in the 1990s. The contracts were awarded to a joint venture partnership between WGI, Contrack International, and Misr Sons Development S.A.E. The United States alleged that prior to the award of those contracts, the joint venture partners evaded the prequalification requirement by concealing the identity of the joint venture partners. As a result, the government alleged that WGI and its partners received USAID-funded contracts for which they were ineligible.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Settlement
Contractors Involved Penalty
URS Corporation $9,000,000
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release 1/6/2016
Settlement Agreement 1/5/2016
Complaint 11/5/2004

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database