Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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U.S. v. Baker (Harry S. Truman Federal Building Construction Kickback and Fraud Scheme)

Elmer Baker, a former project manager with Alutiiq International Solutions LLC (AIS), a subsidiary of Afognak Native Corporation, was indicted for conspiracy to violate the Anti-Kickback Act, and four counts of wire fraud. Baker was accused of participating in a kickback and fraud scheme on a contract to perform construction work on the Harry S. Truman Federal Building in Washington, D.C. Baker allegedly received kickbacks from a subcontractor in the form of meals, vacations, and cash. At the same time, Baker allegedly billed the government for services purportedly provided by an on-site superintendent when there was no superintendent on site. Additionally, when making contract modification requests, Baker illegally inflated the estimated costs that AIS received from its subcontractor. Baker pleaded guilty in November 2020. He was sentenced to approximately 30 months in prison and ordered to pay $309,000 in restitution.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Pleaded Guilty
Date of Indictment
Contractors Involved Penalty
Afognak Native Corporation $309,000
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release 11/19/2020
Indictment 5/31/2019

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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database