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Pearl Harbor contractor to pay $229K settlement

By Associated Press

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LAST UPDATED: 04:47 a.m. HST, Feb 09, 2014



The U.S. Attorney's office says a government contractor will pay about $229,000 to settle allegations of improper billing for work at Pearl Harbor.

Federal prosecutors announced Friday J.M. Waller Associates Inc. agreed to the settlement to resolve allegations the Virginia corporation submitted fraudulent claims for payment to the U.S. Air Force.

The company had a contract to provide design architect-engineering services and inspection services for various construction projects at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

According to the U.S. Attorney's office in Hawaii, the company agrees to the settlement but doesn't admit any wrongdoing.

The false claims allegations include billing for inspection services on days when no construction was performed and using inappropriate labor categories and billing rates for certain tasks.







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nitpikker wrote:
tip of the iceberg.
on February 8,2014 | 10:13AM
SteveToo wrote:
Hope there are no longer gonna hire these bums.
on February 8,2014 | 12:16PM
cojef wrote:
Shoddy billing procedures equate shoddy workmanship. Can the bums, taxpayers should not have to put with these shenanigans.
on February 8,2014 | 03:42PM
alohabrina wrote:
Terrible depressing they should be penalized.
on February 8,2014 | 06:14PM
HealthyandHappy wrote:
The legacy of Dan Inouye. I guess they are not "contributing" enough to Brian Schatz.
on February 8,2014 | 09:21PM
joseph007 wrote:
This is typical. As a former contractor, I know the government does not check much on the contract. Unless there is a whistleblower or something goes incredibly wrong. We get away with it every day!
on February 9,2014 | 07:45AM
soundofreason wrote:
Seems like we've never seen a story of the State or county seeking reimbursement for the many failed contracts they've issued........or audited......assuming they audit.
on February 9,2014 | 07:58AM
rainbow wrote:
look into spawar...
on February 9,2014 | 05:46PM
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