Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

The federal government routinely awards contracts to companies with histories of misconduct, including contract fraud and other violations. POGO believes that providing this website will help to improve contracting decisions and increase public knowledge of how the government spends billions of taxpayer dollars each year. Read more…

U.S. ex rel. Salomon v. Wolff et al. (False Claims on Reconstruction Contracts)

The U.S. government filed a False Claims Act lawsuit against Derish Wolff and Salvatore Pepe, respectively the former CEO and CFO of Louis Berger Group (LBG), for conspiring to overbill the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and other government agencies for costs incurred on reconstruction contracts in Afghanistan, Iraq, and other countries. The government alleges that Wolff and Pepe designed and directed various accounting schemes that resulted in LBG billing the government for indirect overhead costs at inflated rates. The U.S. resolved criminal and civil claims against the company in this matter in November 2010. At that time, Pepe and former LBG controller Precy Pellettieri pleaded guilty to a charge of conspiracy to defraud the government. Wolff pleaded guilty to the same charge in December 2014.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Multiple Agencies
Court Type
Date of Complaint
Contractors Involved Penalty
Berger Group Holdings $0
Further Information Released
Complaint 7/28/2016
DOJ Press Release 7/28/2016

See also:

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database