Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Armor Group North America Inc.
Penalty: 
$7,500,000
Year: 
2011
Date: 
July 7, 2011
Offense Group: 
government-contracting-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Violation Description: 

Armor Group North America Inc. (AGNA) and its affiliates paid the United States $7.5 million to resolve allegations that AGNA submitted false claims for payment on a State Department contract to provide armed guard services at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan. The settlement resolved U.S. claims that in 2007 and 2008 AGNA guards violated the Trafficking Victims Protection Act by visiting brothels in Kabul, and that AGNA's management knew about the guards' activities. The settlement also resolved allegations that AGNA misrepresented the prior work experience of 38 third country national guards it had hired to guard the Embassy, and that AGNA failed to comply with certain Foreign Ownership, Control and Influence mitigation requirements on the embassy contract, and on a separate contract to provide guard services at a Naval Support Facility in Bahrain.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Civil Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
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Parent company note: 
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