Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Tucker v. Engineering Services, Inc. (Overcharging the Government)

“Parsons Engineering Sciences Inc. of Pasadena, California, will pay the United States $3,225,000 to settle allegations the company knowingly billed the government on two Air Force contracts for employees’ labor rates that were too high for their work experience…[this payment] settles a qui tam lawsuit, United States ex rel. Tucker v. Engineering Sciences, Inc., filed in U.S. District Court in Raleigh, North Carolina, on April 21, 1993, by J.R. Tucker, a former Parsons employee, on behalf of the United States” and filed under the False Claims Act 31 U.S.C. § 3729, et seq.

Misconduct Type
Cost/Labor Mischarge
Enforcement Agency
Defense – Air Force
Contracting Party
Defense - Air Force
Court Type
Date of Settlement
Contractors Involved Penalty
Parsons Corporation $3,225,000
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release 8/31/2006

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database