Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Falsifying Records on USTRANSCOM Contract

Maersk Group subsidiaries Farrell Lines, Incorporated and DAMCO USA, Inc. paid the federal government $3.66 million in civil penalties for violating the terms of a contract with the United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) to transport cargo into and out of Afghanistan. USTRANSCOM discovered that 563 cargo weight tickets submitted by Farrell and its subcontractor, DAMCO, to support billing invoices were not authentic.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Multiple Agencies
Contracting Party
Defense - General
Court Type
Date of Settlement Announcement
Contractors Involved Penalty
AP Moller-Maersk A/S $3,659,500
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release 3/10/2016
Settlement Agreement 3/4/2016

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database