ULA Pays U.S. Government To Settle Kickback Allegations

Denver aerospace company pays $100,000 to settle kickback allegations, Denver Post

"United Launch Alliance, a joint venture of Lockheed Martin and Boeing Corp. formed to provide cost-efficient spacecraft launch services to the federal government, has paid the United States $100,000 to settle allegations that a subcontractor paid its employees kickbacks in order to win contracts. As a result of the preferential treatment, Centennial-based ULA, and by extension, the U.S. government, paid higher costs for certain contracts to subcontractor Apriori Technologies between 2011 and 2015, acting U.S. Attorney Robert Troyer said in a news release Wednesday. According to Troyer, Apriori Technologies paid gratuities to certain ULA employees in order to induce ULA to award the consulting company contracts related to technology, compliance and project management."

Defense Contractor Settles Allegations Relating to Kickbacks Paid to Its Employees by Subcontractor, Department of Justice

"The settlement agreement is neither an admission of liability by ULA, nor a concession by the United States that its claims are not well founded."

Keith's note: I have been contacted by someone representing a company named aPriori(tm) Technologies Inc, a Delaware corporation headquartered in Concord, Massachusetts. This is a different company than the "Apriori Technologies Inc." mentioned in the Denver Post article on connection with ULA. The Denver Post has not made an attempt to clarify this in their article but I felt that this clarification was warranted on NASAWatch given that i quoted the Denver Post's article.

- ULA VP Quits Over Controversial Remarks, earlier post
- DOD Inspector General: Investigation Regarding Assertions Made By Former United Launch Alliance Executive, earlier post

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