Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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False Claims on Reconstruction Contracts – Derish Wolff Prosecution

Derish Wolff, the former president, CEO, and chairman of Louis Berger Group, was sentenced to 12 months of home confinement and fined $4.5 million for conspiring to defraud the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) with respect to billions of dollars in contracts over a nearly 20-year period. Wolff pleaded guilty to leading a conspiracy to defraud USAID from at least 1990 through July 2009 by billing the agency on cost-reimbursable contracts—including contracts for reconstruction work in Iraq and Afghanistan—for overhead and other indirect costs at falsely inflated rates.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Pleaded Guilty
Date of Sentencing
Contractors Involved Penalty
Berger Group Holdings $4,500,000
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release 5/8/2015

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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database