Fairfax-based contractor J.M. Waller Associates earlier this month agreed to pay nearly $230,000 to settle allegations that it submitted false claims for payment to the Air Force, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Hawaii.
The government had alleged the company submitted the fraudulent claims between 2008 and 2010 in connection with a professional services contract for design architect-engineering services and inspection services for various construction projects on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Honolulu.
In particular, the government alleged J.M. Waller submitted claims under inappropriate labor categories as well as billed for inspection services on days when no construction had been performed.
The three-year investigation was undertaken after the Air Force contracting office noticed billing discrepancies while processing J.M. Waller claims, the attorney’s office said.
J.M. Waller did not respond to requests for comment.