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10 Hanford Managers Indicted In Timecard Scheme

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RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) - A federal grand jury has indicted 10 current or former managers and supervisors for a contractor at the nation's most contaminated nuclear site, accusing them of enabling timecard fraud there.
    
The company, CH2M Hill Hanford Group, held a contract to dig up contaminated debris and treat groundwater at south-central Washington's Hanford Nuclear Reservation. The contract expired in 2008.
    
The indictment claims the company failed to follow a recommendation in a 2004 independent audit to install new timecard equipment to verify that employees worked the hours they claimed.
    
The Tri-City Herald reported Wednesday that nine workers previously pleaded guilty to felony charges related to the timecard fraud. In addition, CH2M Hill agreed earlier this month to pay $18.5 million to settle civil and criminal allegations of defrauding taxpayers in the scheme.

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