Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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U.S. ex rel. Faulkner v. Huntington Ingalls Industries (Pascagoula Shipyard False Billing)

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) agreed to a $9.2 million settlement of allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by knowingly overbilling the government for labor on U.S. Navy and Coast Guard ships at its shipyards in Pascagoula, Mississippi. The government alleged labor mischarging occurred on various Navy and Coast Guard contracts dating back to 2003. Under the settlement, HII made a payment of $7.9 million, having already repaid the government $1.3 million. HII also agreed to pay $119,855 in attorney’s fees and expenses. Three former HII employees pleaded guilty in a related criminal investigation in 2015 and 2016 (see Huntington Ingalls instances “U.S. v. Wilson (Making a Fraudulent and Materially False Statement)” and “Pascagoula Shipyard False Billing – Criminal Prosecutions”).

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Multiple Agencies
Contracting Party
Multiple Agencies
Court Type
Date of Settlement
Contractors Involved Penalty
Huntington Ingalls Industries $9,354,178
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release 8/15/2017
Settlement Agreement 8/9/2017

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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database