NEAR RICHLAND, Wash. - The U.S. Attorney's
Office in Spokane has appointed a former employee of the Securities and Exchange
Commission to monitor the recording and reporting of CH2M Hill Plateau
Remediation Company worker hours at Hanford.
The corporate monitor will make
sure the contractor is complying with an agreement made in federal court after
CH2M Hill Hanford Group workers admitted to defrauding the Department of Energy
on time cards. In March of this year CH2M Hill agreed to pay the Department of
Justice $18.5 million in damages and penalties, and will pay for the corporate
monitor for three years.