January 22, 2016

October 10, 2014

Aerospace and defense industry giant the Boeing Company agreed to pay $23 million to resolve allegations it submitted false claims for labor charges on maintenance contracts with the US Air Force for the C-17 Globemaster aircraft. The C-17 Globemaster is one of the military’s major systems for transporting troops and cargo throughout the world. The government alleged Boeing billed a variety of labor costs in violation of applicable contract requirements, including for time its mechanics spent at meetings not directly related to the contracts. The charges originated in a whistleblower lawsuit brought by present and former Boeing employees Clinton Craddock, Fred Van Shoubrouek, Anthony Rico and Fernando de la Garza under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act. They will collectively receive a whistleblower award of $3.9 million. DOJ

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