Haitian Immigrant Details Afghanistan fraud of Government Contractor Louis Berger

December 15th, 2010 by Qui Tam

Harold Salamon, a Haitian immigrant, who was hired as a financial analyst by government contractor Louis Berger group, became a whistleblower against the company.  The company recently settled civil and criminal fines in the amount of $69.3 million and accepted a deferred prosecution while allowing the company to continue bidding for government contracts.  Salamon uncovered evidence that Berger paid bribes in connection with its Afghanistan contract and overbilled the government through a complicated scheme to manipulate its overhead rates.  Upon discovering the fraud and being asked to cover it up, Salamon left the company in order to pursue his whistleblower claims. 

For more information see:  http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/11/21/1936877/whistle-blower-details-fraud-by.html

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