Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation
Current Parent Company: 
Northrop Grumman
Penalty: 
$31,650,000
Year: 
2018
Date: 
November 2, 2018
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act
Secondary Offense: 
fraud
Violation Description: 

Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation agreed to pay a total of $31.65 million to settle civil and criminal investigations into fraud arising out of its Battlefield Airborne Communications Node and Dynamic Re-tasking Capability contracts with the United States Air Force. NGSC agreed to pay $27.45 million to settle civil allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by overstating the number of hours its employees worked on the contracts. Additionally, NGSC agreed to forfeit $4.2 million in a separate agreement to resolve a criminal investigation into fraudulent billing on the BACN contract. In exchange for admitting its employees' misconduct, making full restitution, and agreeing to cooperate in the ongoing criminal investigation, no criminal charges were filed against NGSC.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
U.S. Attorney-Southern District of California
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil and criminal
Prosecution Agreement: 
non-prosecution agreement
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Virginia
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
aerospace and military contracting
Specific Industry of Parent: 
aerospace & military contracting
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Parent company note: 
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