Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Belgian Bid-Rigging Conspiracy – Employee Prosecutions

Former G4S Secure Solutions NV employees Bart Verbeeck and Robby Van Mele pleaded guilty to criminal antitrust charges stemming from their involvement in a conspiracy to rig bids, fix prices, and allocate customers for defense-related security services contracts in 2019 and 2020. The contracts included those for guarding, mobile monitoring, and surveillance services with the United States, through the Department of Defense, and those with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Communications and Information Agency.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Defense - General
Court Type
Pleaded Guilty
Date of Guilty Pleas
Contractors Involved Penalty
G4S PLC $0
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release 10/18/2021
Van Mele Plea Agreement 10/18/2021
Verbeeck Plea Agreement 10/18/2021

See also:

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database