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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Defective Zylon Body Armor Vests (False Claims Act)

Armor Holdings Products LLC (now a subsidiary of BAE Systems) paid the United States $30 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by knowingly making and selling defective bulletproof vests containing a material called Zylon to law enforcement agencies. Armor Holdings allegedly had information showing that Zylon degrades quickly over time and would thus render vests made with the material unfit for use.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Multiple Agencies
Contracting Party
Multiple Agencies
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Announcement
10/7/2008
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Armor Holdings, Inc. $30,000,000
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release 10/30/2008

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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database