FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 1999
TDD (202) 514-1888
DEFENSE CONTRACTOR PAYS MORE THAN $400,000
FOR OVERCHARGING DEFENSE DEPARTMENT
WASHINGTON, D.C. Raytheon Aerospace Company has paid the government more than $400,000 to settle claims that it overcharged the government under a settlement reached on January 8, the Justice Department announced today.
The government claimed that a Raytheon subsidiary, Beech Aerospace Systems, Inc., double-billed the Department of Defense for certain parts under a 1991 aircraft maintenance contract. The maintenance work at issue was performed at various sites around the world.
The case was handled jointly by attorneys in the Department of Justice Civil Division and the U.S. Attorney's office in the Southern District of Alabama.
"We are pleased with this settlement," said Frank W. Hunger, Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division. "Settlements like this demonstrate this Department's continuing commitment to ensuring that contractors do not overcharge the government for goods and services."