Chicago-based aerospace and defense industry giant Boeing Companyagreed to pay $18 million to settle charges it violated the False Claims Act by submitting false claims for labor charges on maintenance contracts with the US Air Force. The allegations originated in a whistleblower lawsuit brought by former Boeing employee James Thomas Webb under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act. He will receive a whistleblower award of roughly $3 million from the government’s recovery. Whistleblower Insider
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