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Former CEO Sentenced, Fined for Fraud

By John Lee. The former president, chief executive officer, and chairman of the board of a New Jersey-based international engineering consulting company has been sentenced to 12 months of home confinement and fined $4.5 million for conspiring to defraud the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) with respect to billions of dollars in contracts over […]

CEO Guilty in Iraq USAID Fraud

By John Lee. The former CEO of US-based engineering consulting firm Louis Berger Group has pleaded guilty to overbilling for reconstruction contracts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Bloomberg reports that Derish Wolff, 79, admitted that he conspired to defraud the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) over nearly 20 years, enriching himself and his company with […]

Ex-CEO Charged with Iraq Billing Fraud

Reuters reports that the former head of a New Jersey-based engineering consulting firm was charged with leading a scheme to overbill the U.S. government by hundreds of millions of dollars for international reconstruction contracts, including work in Iraq and Afghanistan. Derish Wolff, former president and chief executive of Louis Berger Group Inc is reported to […]

US Contractor Investigated for 'Overcharging'

Federal prosecutors in the U.S. are investigating whether a major contractor overcharged the government. They are investigating allegations that the Louis Berger Group (LBG) submitted inflated invoices to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), which oversees international development projects. The company works in countries including the U.S., Iraq, Afghanistan and India. LBG's Chairman, Derish […]