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Aerospace Corp Pays $2.5m To Settle Rogue Software Dev Case 129

chrb writes "U.S. company Aerospace Corp. has paid $2.5 million to settle a case that they defrauded the U.S. Air Force by knowingly billing for the services of a rogue software developer. The rogue developer, William Grayson Hunter, was being paid for two full time jobs at two different aerospace companies, but spent most of his time in bars, amusement parks and movie theaters. On some days, he billed his employers for over 24 hours' work."
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Aerospace Corp Pays $2.5m To Settle Rogue Software Dev Case

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  • by lucm ( 889690 ) on Saturday December 10, 2011 @10:17PM (#38331714)

    A former client of mine (Fortune 500) is using SAP for the timesheets, and it's not possible to save the timesheet if there is more or less than exactly 8 hours billed in a day. Hugely convenient, unless someone is interested by reality.

  • Re:Wow... (Score:4, Informative)

    by RKBA ( 622932 ) on Saturday December 10, 2011 @10:47PM (#38331872)
    I once had a Section Manager who came up with a "cook book" of hours each employee should charge to each of the various project numbers regardless of what they were actually working on in order for the Section he managed (several hundred employees) to always balance its budget exactly. Please note that there are very strict government rules against allowing, much less demanding that employees charge their time to anything other than the job number for the work they are actually doing, and many of us rebelled against this obviously immoral and illegal procedure of his. Eventually he was caught, but there was no public censure. After a short while he was transferred to some other management position at the government funded company.
  • by edko ( 42913 ) on Sunday December 11, 2011 @01:38AM (#38332678)

    Mr. Hunter wasn't a software developer. He was a software quality assurance guy.

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