NJ-based military supplier accused of violating Buy American Act will pay $850K settlement
(Tribune News Service) — A New Jersey-based company that supplies vehicle parts to the U.S. military will pay an $850,000 settlement after being accused of selling items that were made in prohibited countries.
Brighton Cromwell, which has operations in Randolph and Morristown as well as in Lutz, Fla., admitted no wrong doing after making the sales to the Defense Logistics Agency, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for New Jersey said in a statement Tuesday.
The company allegedly sold the parts manufactured in “non-compliant” counties between April 23, 2012, and December 31, 2019, according to court papers. It will make a $150,000 payment on Nov. 1 and then 35 monthly payments of $20,000 each, the settlement states.
Federal prosecutors say Brighton Cromwell violated the Buy American Act or the Trade Agreements Act.
Neither the types of parts nor the countries the parts were bought from are described in the settlement.
Brighton Cromwell says on its website that it “delivers kitting, engineering, and parts support for U.S. weapon systems.”
Brighton Cromwell didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment from NJ Advance Media.
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