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Car Rental Agency Enters a Civil Settlement Agreement for $3 Million

By DCAA Staff Writer

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On May 14, 2020, Enterprise Holdings entered a civil settlement agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Missouri, Civil Division acting on behalf of the Defense Travel Management Office (DTMO). Under the settlement, Enterprise paid $3 million to the U.S. Government to repay overcharges billed to DTMO from October 1, 2010, to December 6, 2018, plus a penalty.

A review by DTMO identified fees for one way travel were being applied at fixed costs instead of the required one-way fee of $0.35 per mile in accordance with the agreement. Additionally, collision damage waiver fees and supplemental liability protection fees were being improperly billed to the U.S. Government.  This was a joint investigation with the U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. and the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Division Command – Major Procurement Fraud Unit, Fairview Heights, Ill. The investigation was supported by DCAA Senior Auditors Kari Duguid and Colin Feeney. The auditors identified records to be subpoenaed, participated in interviews with agents and attorneys, analyzed travel records, prepared multiple damage models, and assisted in settlement negotiations.