Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Coleman v. Fluor (Violations of the False Claims Act)

Fluor agreed to a $12.5 million settlement in a suit filed under the Federal False Claims Act (False Claims Act, 31 U.S.C. § 3729). "The suit filed on behalf of Cosby Coleman, a 15- year employee who worked in the company’s government contracting office, contended that from 1995 to 1998 Fluor knowingly over billed the government under the many cost-reimbursable contracts held by its Fluor Daniel subsidiary (now known as Fluor Enterprises) with the Departments of Energy and Defense…The costs disputed by Coleman included multi-million dollar bonuses paid to Fluor’s management, $13.2 million invested in raw land, $7.3 million spent for improvements to office buildings Fluor leased to other companies, $2.6 million spent for construction of a parking garage Fluor leased to another company, $410,000 spent for luxury condos in Palm Springs, $1.8 million spent on a fine art collection, $75,000 spent for a Mercedes Benz convertible driven by the company’s President and $20,000 spent for an antique Chippendale chair. Coleman alleged that he made numerous attempts to point out the violations to senior management, but no action was taken.”

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Multiple Agencies
Contracting Party
Multiple Agencies
Court Type
Date of Settlement
Contractors Involved Penalty
Fluor Corporation $12,500,000
Further Information Released
Law Firm Press Release 6/22/2006

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database