Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Alleged Hanford Site Small Business Subcontract Fraud

Washington Closure Hanford (WCH), a joint venture owned by AECOM, Bechtel National, and CH2M Hill, agreed to pay $3.2 million to resolve alleged violations of the False Claims Act in connection with small business subcontracts at the Department of Energy’s Hanford Site. The government alleged that WCH knowingly misrepresented a subcontractor company to be a legitimate and eligible small disadvantaged business in order to receive two multi-million dollar subcontracts. The government alleged the subcontractor company was used as a “pass-through” front company.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Settlement Announcement
Contractors Involved Penalty
AECOM Technology Corporation Unknown
Bechtel Corporation Unknown
CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd. Unknown
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release 6/7/2018

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database