HARRISBURG, The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that VWR International, LLC, a global laboratory supplier and distributor of chemicals, has agreed to pay the United States $430,194.25 to settle allegations from a self-disclosure by VWR to the Department of Navy.
According to the voluntary disclosure and the investigation that followed, from October 1, 2011, through March 16, 2015, VWR, which acquired VWR Chemicals, LLC, formerly Anachemia chemicals, LLC, allegedly failed to disclose that Anachemia was no longer a small business in contracts awarded and paid by the Naval Supply Weapons Systems Support (NSWSS), Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. VWR has since taken corrective action. This settlement resolves the matter without the filing of litigation.
This case was investigated by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania and the United States Naval Criminal Investigative Service of the NSWSS. This matter was handled by Assistant United States Attorney Melissa Swauger for the United States Attorney’s Office.
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