Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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U.S. ex rel. Romero v. AECOM et al. (Hurricane Katrina False Claims)

The United States intervened in a whistleblower lawsuit against AECOM and certain disaster relief applicants alleging that they violated the False Claims Act by submitting false claims to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by Hurricane Katrina. The lawsuit alleges that, between 2007 through 2013, AECOM knowingly submitted false claims on behalf of applicants seeking public assistance program funds, including by using inflated repair estimates and other false information that improperly increased funding for applicants. The lawsuit also alleges that, by 2011, AECOM management was aware of systemic problems concerning the provision of false and inaccurate information to FEMA but failed to notify the government.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Homeland Security
Court Type
Date of Second Amended Complaint
Contractors Involved Penalty
AECOM Technology Corporation $0
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release 6/3/2020
Second Amended Complaint 5/29/2020

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database