Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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False Claims for Travel Reimbursement

On December 22, 2005, Booz Allen Hamilton settled a lawsuit “concerning false claims allegedly submitted to various agencies of the United States in connection with travel reimbursement.” The company allegedly received more than $17 million in rebates from preferred providers in the travel industry during fiscal years 1998 through 2002 while billing the government for the full face value. The complaint had been filed by the U.S. Attorney’s Office under the False Claims Act. Booz Allen agreed to pay $3.4 million to settle this matter. The government pursued a recommendation for debarment which was denied in November 2006.

Misconduct Type
Cost/Labor Mischarge
Enforcement Agency
Multiple Agencies
Contracting Party
Multiple Agencies
Court Type
Date of Settlement
Contractors Involved Penalty
Booz Allen Hamilton $3,365,664
Further Information Released
Debarment Investigation Documents 1/14/2009
DOJ Press Release 8/29/2006
DCIS Report of Investigation (redacted) 4/17/2006

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database