Big Four firms Ernst & Young and KPMG, along with consulting concerns BearingPoint and Booz Allen Hamilton, agreed to pay $25.6 million to settle claims that they had overcharged the government for travel expenses. According to published reports, BearingPoint, the former KPMG Consulting, agreed to pay $15 million, Ernst & Young $4.47 million, Booz Allen $3.37 million and KPMG $2.77 million.

In 2001, the government charged the quartet with failing to disclose the rebates they had received for travel expenses that had been billed to the government.

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