Nuclear Cleanup Contractor Used Shell Subcontracts: DOJ

Law360, New York (December 9, 2013, 7:12 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Justice on Friday accused contractor Washington Closure Hanford LLC, which manages a $2 billion nuclear waste cleanup effort in Washington State, of defrauding the government by falsely claiming credit for awarding tens of millions of dollars in subcontracts to women-owned small business that allegedly acted as shell companies.

The DOJ's complaint, filed in an ongoing False Claims Act suit against WCH and other defendants, alleges that the contractor improperly took credit and received performance award fees for suncontracts with two women-owned small...
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