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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

The federal government routinely awards contracts to companies with histories of misconduct, including contract fraud and other violations. POGO believes that providing this website will help to improve contracting decisions and increase public knowledge of how the government spends billions of taxpayer dollars each year. Read more…

‘Alliance Benefits’ False Claims Settlement

Computer Sciences Corporation agreed to pay $1,370,000 to settle allegations filed under the False Claims Act that it solicited and received improper payments and other things of value on technology contracts with government agencies. The relators, Norman J. Rille and Neal A. Roberts, alleged that CSC knowingly solicited and/or received payments of money and other things of value, known as alliance benefits, from companies with whom it had global alliance relationships. These alliance relationships and alliance benefit payments allegedly constituted kickbacks and undisclosed conflicts of interest in violation of contractual provisions and the Federal Acquisition Regulations. See related IBM instance, “‘Alliance Benefits’ Alleged Kickback Scheme” and Accenture pending instance, “False Claims On Hardware, Software & Technology Services Sales.”

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Multiple Agencies
Contracting Party
Multiple Agencies
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Announcement
5/13/2008
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Computer Sciences Corporation $1,370,000
Further Information Released
Press Release 5/17/2008

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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database