Amtrak Contractor To Pay $1.5M To Resolve FCA Allegations

Law360, Philadelphia (March 1, 2017, 2:29 PM EST) -- Federal prosecutors announced a $1.5 million settlement agreement on Tuesday to settle allegations that an Amtrak contractor had overbilled the government-owned transit agency for labor and overhead associated with a string of projects it was managing throughout the eastern United States.

CH2M Hill Inc. did not admit liability for alleged violations of the False Claims Act but agreed to pay $1.5 million to resolve allegations that it had billed Amtrak the maximum amount allowed under its contract instead of calculating the actual costs of labor and overhead.

"We cooperated with the government in a full and transparent way to bring the issue...

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