Accenture Pays $63.7M To Settle Kickback Suit

Law360, New York (September 12, 2011, 3:49 PM EDT) -- Accenture LLP has agreed to pay about $63.7 million to settle an Arkansas whistleblower suit from an ex-employee and an associate accusing the company of illegally rigging bids for federal technology contracts, the U.S. Department of Justice said Monday.

Whistleblowers Norman Rille and Neal Roberts, high-level employees at Accenture and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, respectively, first brought the case against the consulting giant in 2004. The men accused Accenture of taking millions of dollars in kickbacks from companies to steer them work on government projects.

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