Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Rigging Bids on Department of Defense Fuel Supply Contracts – Civil Settlement

S-Oil agreed to pay nearly $13 million to resolve civil Sherman Act antitrust and False Claims Act violations related to a bid-rigging and price-fixing conspiracy involving contracts to supply fuel to U.S. Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force bases in South Korea. The government alleged that, beginning around March 2005 and continuing into 2016, S-Oil and other companies defrauded the U.S. military by secretly pre-determining which company would win each contract and then fraudulently submitting collusive bids. As a result, the government alleged the Department of Defense was overcharged by over $100 million.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Defense - General
Court Type
Date of Settlement Announcement
Contractors Involved Penalty
S-Oil Corporation $12,980,000
Further Information Released
Competitive Impact Statement 3/20/2019
Complaint 3/20/2019
DOJ Press Release 3/20/2019
Settlement Agreement 3/20/2019

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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database