Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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False Claims on Reconstruction Contracts – Pepe and Pellettieri Prosecutions

Two former senior Louis Berger Group (LBG) employees—former CFO Salvatore Pepe and former controller Precy Pellettieri—pleaded guilty to taking part in a scheme in which LBG, from at least 1999 through August 2007, intentionally overbilled the government for overhead costs on contracts it performed overseas. Pepe and Pellettieri admitted to conspiring to defraud the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) by obtaining contract payments billed at falsely inflated overhead rates.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Pleaded Guilty
Date of Guilty Pleas
Contractors Involved Penalty
Berger Group Holdings $0
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release 11/5/2010

See also:

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database