Following Guilty Pleas, PAE Government Services and RM Asia (HK) Limited Settle False Claims for $1.45 Million
Contractors PAE Government Services Inc. and RM Asia (HK) Limited, tasked with vehicle maintenance capabilities and training services for the Afghanistan National Army, will pay $1.45 million to resolve false claims to the Government. Former PAE employee and qui tam Relator Steven D. Walker, along with the government, alleged that former managers for PAE and RM Asia engaged in a bid-rigging scheme that funneled government paid subcontracts to companies owned by the former managers and their family members by using confidential bid information to beat out competitors. The settlement follows guilty pleas in the Eastern District of Virginia from former PAE program manager Keith Johnson and his wife, Angela Gregory Johson, former project manager for RM Asia, John Eisner and deputy project manager, Jerry Kieffer. For his part in exposing the scheme, Mr. Walker will receive $261,000.