Northrop Grumman Pays $27.5 Million Under False Claims Act

Nov 5, 2018

Nothrop Grumman Corp. has agreed to forfeit $27.5 million under the False Claims Act while acknowledging that some employees inflated their work hours on bills for two battlefield communications contracts with the Air Force.

“Contractors that knowingly inflate their bills to the government will face serious consequences,” said Assistant Attorney General Joseph Hunt of the Justice Department’s Civil Division, in an announcement. “This settlement demonstrates, once again, that we will not tolerate those who falsely charge the armed forces or any agency of the United States to illegally profit at the expense of the American taxpayer.”