Curtiss-Wright Controls Paid $1.35 Million To Resolve Allegations Of Overcharging On Government Contracts
BOSTON - The United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts announced today that Curtiss-Wright Controls, Inc. (Curtiss-Wright), a defense contracting company based in Littleton, has paid $1.35 million to resolve civil claims related to alleged overcharges on two government contracts to provide parts for the Army’s line of Bradley Fighting Vehicles.
The government alleged that those overcharges violated the Truth in Negotiation Act (TINA). The investigation of the overcharges resulted from Defense Contract Audit Agency audits which indicated that Curtiss-Wright had failed to provide the Army with current, accurate and complete data concerning the parts it was using to fulfill the two Army contracts.
Pursuant to a settlement agreement, Curtiss-Wright paid $1.35 million to resolve the government’s civil allegations and has also implemented new procedures to help ensure timely and complete disclosure of cost and pricing information, so as to prevent similar TINA violations in the future. Curtiss-Wright has not admitted liability or wrongdoing in connection with the settlement.
“This office will continue to do everything in its power to ensure that companies who are paid under federal contract play by the rules and provide the pricing data that the law requires. Taxpayers are entitled to know that their money is being spent for legitimate governmental purposes,” said U.S. Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz.
U.S. Attorney Ortiz and Michael D. Conner, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, Boston Fraud Branch Office, made the announcement today. The investigation and settlement were handled by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Sonya Rao, Jennifer Cardello, and Patrick Callahan.