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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Massachusetts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Raytheon To Resolve Allegation That It Improperly Charged Department Of Defense For Reimbursement

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BOSTON – Raytheon Company, a Waltham-based defense contractor, has agreed to pay $350,000 to resolve allegations that it charged the Department of Defense for meal expenses that were ineligible for reimbursement. Specifically, the government alleged that, from 2007 to 2009, Raytheon submitted overhead expenses for group meals, business group meals, and group meals at conference events that were ineligible for reimbursement under the Federal Acquisition Regulation.

This matter was investigated by Leo Lamont, Special Agent in Charge of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, Northeast Field Office, and Michael Conner, Resident Agent in Charge of the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Division, Hartford Fraud Resident Agency, with the assistance of the Defense Contract Audit Agency’s Investigative Support Division and the Defense Contract Management Agency. The matter was handled by Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Cardello or Ortiz’s Civil Division.