Skip to content

Editors

Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
Senior Editor

Bill Steinman
Senior Editor

Richard L. Cassin
Editor at Large

Elizabeth K. Spahn
Editor Emeritus

Cody Worthington
Contributing Editor

Julie DiMauro
Contributing Editor

Thomas Fox
Contributing Editor

Marc Alain Bohn
Contributing Editor

Bill Waite
Contributing Editor

Shruti J. Shah
Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets
Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong
Contributing Editor

Eric Carlson
Contributing Editor

Ex-State Department contractor in Afghanistan pleads guilty to fraud

A former employee of a U.S. contractor pleaded guilty Friday to conspiring to defraud the United States in connection with a contract to provide reconstruction-related services in Afghanistan.

Alan D. Simmons worked in Afghanistan as a training program coordinator for PAE Inc., which had a contract with the U.S. State Department to train and supply uniforms to Afghan correctional officers.   

Simmons was responsible for providing information to others at PAE as to the number and types of uniforms that were to be ordered and provided to Afghan correctional officers after they completed the training program.

Simmons and others allegedly created a company, Aminzian Logistics Services, supposedly to provide uniforms to PAE as a subcontractor. 

Instead, Aminzian submitted phony invoices to PAE seeking payment for goods that weren’t provided. After Aminzian was paid, Simmons and his co-conspirators split the proceeds.   

The U.S. government reimbursed PAE for its payments to Aminzian and incurred a loss of over $120,000.

The case was investigated by the Department of State Office of Inspector General and the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction.

The DOJ’s May 23, 2014 release can be found here.

____________

Julie DiMauro is the executive editor of FCPA Blog and can be reached here.   

Share this post

LinkedIn
Facebook
Twitter

Comments are closed for this article!