Settlements

ST-42
AMEC plc / AMEC Construction Management Inc.
AMEC plc
United States
Department of Justice; General Services Administration Inspector General
United Kingdom, United States
2009
02/02
Unknown
Legal Person
Criminal
Agree to Civil Penalties, Forfeit previous claim
Civil Penalty, Forfeit Previous Claim
$19,040,256.00
$19,040,256
$0
Art.16, Art.26
Art. 1, Art. 2
Fraud, False Claims, Kickbacks; Excessive re-procurement costs
Fraud, False Claims, Kickbacks; Excessive re-procurement costs
Yes
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/.