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Case Name: 

AMEC plc / AMEC Construction Management Inc.

Case ID: 
42
Case Cluster : 
AMEC plc
Jurisdiction of Settlement: 
United States
Jurisdiction of Settlement / Enforcement Agency: 
Department of Justice; General Services Administration Inspector General
Jurisdiction of Foreign Public Official(s) : 
United Kingdom, United States
Year of Settlement: 
2009
Month/Day of Settlement (or Notes): 
02/02
Other Jurisdictions of Settlement: 
Unknown
Settlement with Individual or Legal Person?: 
Legal Person
Type of Settlement: 
Criminal
Legal Form of Settlement: 
Agree to Civil Penalties, Forfeit previous claim
Monetary Sanctions (Types): 
Civil Penalty, Forfeit Previous Claim
Total Monetary Sanctions (US$): 
$19,040,256.00
Civil Fine / Penalty (US$): 
$19,040,256
Monetary Sanctions Returned / Ordered Returned (US$): 
$0
UNCAC Articles(s) Implicated: 
Art.16
Art.26
OECD Anti-Bribery Convention Articles Implicated: 
Art. 1, Art. 2
Offenses - Alleged: 
Fraud, False Claims, Kickbacks; Excessive re-procurement costs
Offenses - Settled: 
Fraud, False Claims, Kickbacks; Excessive re-procurement costs
Public Procurement Contract / SOE Involved?: 
Yes
Summary: 
According to a US Department of Justice Press Release, AMEC Construction Management Inc. agreed to pay $19 million to settle litigation regarding fraud, false claims, kick-backs and re-procurement costs on US federal construction projects. In one of the counterclaims filed in the US Court of Federal Claims, the US had sought damages and penalties under the False Claims Act, the Anti-Kickback Act and common law theories for false bond reimbursement claims submitted by AMEC Construction Management Inc. (ACMI) to the US General Services Administration (GSA) and bond premium kickbacks paid by the company's bond broker to ACMI's United Kingdom parent company, AMEC plc, on four federal contracts. (Source: US Department of Justice, U.S. Recovers $19 Million from AMEC Construction Management to Settle Litigation Regarding Fraud, False Claims, Kickbacks & Re-Procurement Costs on Federal Construction Contracts," February 2, 2009, accessed at http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2009/February/09-civ-085.html). Additional details also in US General Services Administration Inspector General Press Release, "GSA OIG Recovers Over $19 Million in False Claims from GSA Contractor -- Contractor Also Forfeits $83.5 Million in Pending Claims," accessed at http://www.gsaig.gov/index.cfm/news/gsa-oig-recovers-over-19-million-in-false-claims-from-gsa-contractor-contractor-also-forfeits-83,5-million-in-pending-claims/.
Sources : 
US Department of Justice Press Release, "U.S. Recovers $19 Million from AMEC Construction Management to Settle Litigation Regarding Fraud, False Claims, Kickbacks & Re-Procurement Costs on Federal Construction Contracts," February 2, 2009, accessed at http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2009/February/09-civ-085.html; US General Services Administration Inspector General Press Release, "GSA OIG Recovers Over $19 Million in False Claims from GSA Contractor -- Contractor Also Forfeits $83.5 Million in Pending Claims," accessed at http://www.gsaig.gov/index.cfm/news/gsa-oig-recovers-over-19-million-in-false-claims-from-gsa-contractor-contractor-also-forfeits-835-million-in-pending-claims/.