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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of New Jersey

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 14, 2020

United States Technologies Inc. to Pay $525,000 to Settle False Claims Allegations for Providing Nonconforming Parts

NEWARK, N.J. – UST-Aldetec Holding Company LLC, which includes its wholly owned subsidiary United States Technologies Inc., a New Jersey corporation, will pay $525,000 to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced today.

The settlement resolves allegations that U.S. Technologies made false claims in conjunction with obtaining payments under contracts awarded to U.S. Technologies by the United States. The United States contends that U.S. Technologies provided nonconforming circuit card assemblies, at least some of which were counterfeit parts, for a weapons system used by the United States.

U.S. Attorney Carpenito credited special agents of the U.S. Department of Defense Criminal Investigative Service, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Leigh-Alistair Barzey; special agents of the U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations, under the direction of Detachment Special Agent in Charge Jason T. Hein; special agents of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Brian Michael in Newark; and personnel of the Defense Logistics Agency – Aviation, under the command of Brigadier General David J. Sanford, with the investigation leading to today’s settlement.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Mark C. Orlowski of the U.S. Attorney’s Civil Division in Newark.

Defense counsel: Carlos F. Ortiz Esq., New York

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Press Release Number: 
20-022
Updated January 14, 2020