Menlo Worldwide Services and Estes Forwarding Worldwide agreed to collectively pay $13 million to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by overcharging the government by billing for the cost of moving freight by air when it was actually shipped by ground. The allegations originated in a whistleblower lawsuit filed under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act. The whistleblowers will receive a whistleblower award of $2.86 million from the proceeds of the government’s recovery. Whistleblower Insider
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