Settlement of Fraud Allegations Involving NRC Contractor
ROCKVILLE, Md.— Yesterday, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia announced the settlement of fraud allegations involving a contractor to the NRC and other federal agencies. The settlement will recover $742,500 to the benefit of the national treasury, and culminates years of coordinated effort between the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Office of the Inspector General (NRC OIG) and four other agencies.
“I am proud of the work our OIG Special Agents performed on this case to produce such a favorable result,” said NRC Inspector General Robert J. Feitel. Mr. Feitel also commended Assistant Special Agent in Charge Erika Keyes, Special Agent in Charge Nathaniel Smith, and Assistant Inspector General for Investigations Malion Bartley “for their investigative talents navigating this complex case, and for so deftly coordinating with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia, the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General, the Defense Criminal Investigative Service’s Mid-Atlantic Field Office, and the Defense Contract Audit Agency.”
The U.S. Attorney’s Office provides more information on this case in its press release. As stated in the press release, the claims resolved by the settlement are allegations only, and there has been no determination of liability.