A Germany company has agreed to pay the United States about $9.1 million to settle allegations that it overbilled the U.S. for security that it provided at American Army installations in Germany, the Department of Justice said on Tuesday.
The company, Securitas GmbH Werkschutz, agreed to pay for guard hours that it billed, but which were not actually worked, the DOJ said. Moreover, the company agreed to drop a complaint it had filed against the Army in the Court of Federal Claims in Washington seeking about $5.7 million, the DOJ said.
The DOJ moved against the company under the False Claims Act. “We won’t tolerate military contractors who overcharge the American taxpayers for services,” said Tony West, Assistant Attorney General of the Justice Department’s Civil Division.