A San Diego company will pay $5.9 million to settle allegations that it overcharged the federal government for computers used at a national security research and development laboratory in New Mexico.
The computers sold by a subsidiary of PC Specialists Inc. to the National Nuclear Security Administration between 2003 and 2013 were used at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque. The settlement of the civil fraud charges was announced by the Department of Justice late Tuesday.
The PC Specialists subsidiary known as Technology Integration Group also entered a non-prosecution agreement with the U.S. Attorney's Office in New Mexico in April that required it to fire three employees.
The civil settlements arose from a whistleblower lawsuit filed by a former company executive.
Sandia conducts research in nuclear weapons, energy and environmental technology.