Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Travel Expense Overbilling

In December 2005, BearingPoint executed a settlement agreement with the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice to settle allegations the company overbilled for travel expenses on government contracts, in violation of the False Claims Act. The company was alleged to have received secret rebates from preferred providers in the travel industry while billing the government for the full face value. Pursuant to the settlement agreement, the company paid almost $15.5 million (including attorneys’ fees). The government pursued a recommendation for suspension or debarment which was denied in October 2006.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Multiple Agencies
Contracting Party
Multiple Agencies
Court Type
Date of Settlement
Contractors Involved Penalty
BearingPoint Inc. $15,467,500
Further Information Released
Debarment Investigation Documents 1/14/2009
SEC 10-Q (p. 8 of 11) 5/4/2007

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database