October 11, 1995 Parsons Engineering Sciences Inc.
Parsons Engineering Sciences Inc. has agreed to pay over $3.2 Million Dollars to settle claims asserted in a qui tam action filed by J. R. Tucker, a former employee. The allegations of the case were that Parsons knowingly billed the government on two Air Force contracts for employees’ labor rates that were too high for their work experience. Further investigation disclosed that the mischarging by Parsons may have been unintentional at the start but continued even after the company discovered the discrepancies.
As part of the settlement, Tucker will receive over $354,000 for having filed the qui tam case.
See U.S. Dept of Justice Press Release 10/11/95