10 Hanford managers indicted in timecard fraud

A federal grand jury has indicted 10 current or former managers and supervisors for CH2M Hill Hanford Group -- accusing them of timecard fraud.

The indictment claims the company failed to follow a recommendation in a 2004 independent audit to install new timecard equipment to verify that employees worked the hours they claimed.

Nine workers previously pleaded guilty to felony charges to the timecard fraud.

Earlier this month, CH2M Hill agreed to pay $18.5 million to settle civil and criminal allegations of defrauding taxpayers in the scheme.