Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
AECOM Energy & Construction, Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
AECOM
Penalty: 
$28,875,000
Year: 
2020
Date: 
September 22, 2020
Offense Group: 
government-contracting-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Violation Description: 

Bechtel National Inc., Bechtel Corporation, AECOM Energy & Construction, Inc., and their subsidiary Waste Treatment Completion Company LLC, agreed to pay $57,750,000 to the U.S. Department of Justice to resolve claims that Bechtel and AECOM fraudulently overcharged the U.S. Department of Energy in connection with its operation of the Hanford Waste Treatment Plant project. The False Claims Act claims arose from allegations that Bechtel and AECOM management were aware of and failed to prevent inflated labor hours being charged to DOE, and for falsely billing DOE for work not actually performed. The settlement did not specify how much each company would pay. Here half of the total is attributed to each firm.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
U.S. Attorney-Eastern District of Washington
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
Washington
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
California
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
construction and engineering
Specific Industry of Parent: 
construction & engineering
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Parent company note: 
Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.