A Portland aluminum company that sold NASA defective aluminum, which allegedly caused two rockets to explode shortly after launch, has agreed to pay $46 million to settle criminal charges and civil claims.
Hydro Extrusion USA LLC, formerly known as Sapa Extrusions or Sapa Profiles, allegedly covered up substandard manufacturing by altering quality test results over two decades.
These were “tests that their customers, including the U.S. government, depended on to ensure the reliability of the aluminum they purchased,” said Assistant Attorney General Brian Benczkowski of the Department of Justice’s Criminal Division. “Corporate and personal greed perpetuated this fraud against the government and other private customers, and this resolution holds these companies accountable for the harm caused by their scheme.”
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