Ingalls to repay millions amid allegations of overcharging US government

PASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) – Huntington Ingalls Industries will pay $9.2 million to the Department of Defense to settle a lawsuit alleging the company overbilled the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard for ships built in Pascagoula.

According to a news release from the Department of Justice, the alleged labor overcharges on several Navy and Coast Guard contracts date back to 2003. The news release says Ingalls billed the government for labor on certain contracts that that did not occur during those projects. The lawsuit also alleged Ingalls billed the Navy and Coast Guard for dive operations to support hull construction that never happened.