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News | Feb. 10, 2023

Investigation Leads to Settlement Agreement of over $475,000

By DCAA Staff Writer

DCAA Operations Investigative Support Division auditor Igor Yegoroff and Supervisory Auditor Myron Antoniw assisted in an investigation leading to a civil settlement agreement between Triumph Actuation Systems – Connecticut and the US government with Triumph agreeing to pay $478,586 to resolve allegations.

Triumph Actuation Systems - Connecticut, a designer and manufacturer of mechanical and actuation components for commercial and U.S. military aircraft and other military systems, was investigated for violation of False Claims Act. The qui tam case alleged that Triumph inflated its general and administrative rates charged to and paid by the government and higher tier contractors by including certain labor costs in those rates when, in fact, those same costs had already been directly charged to and paid. As a result of Triumph’s inflated rates, the contractor was paid twice for the same costs.

The investigation was conducted by the Defense Criminal Investigative Service and supported by other investigative agencies and DCAA. DCAA’s auditors assisted in the investigation by searching DCAA archives for relevant audit history, conducting data analysis, participating in many meetings in support of the investigators, and also assisting with the calculation of damages and interest. Special Agent in Charge Patrick J. Hegarty, DCIS Northeast Field Office, stated, “The Defense Contract Audit Agency’s Operations Investigative Support Division provided valuable assistance in this matter.”

Read the Department of Justice press release.