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October 21, 2015

Posted  October 21, 2015

United Parcel Service has agreed to pay $4 million to resolve allegations that the company violated the false claims acts of 14 states, New York City, Washington D.C., and Chicago.  Under contracts at issue between UPS and the government, UPS guaranteed delivery of packages by certain specified times the following day. The investigation began after a UPS employee filed a federal whistleblower lawsuit in Virginia alleging that a practice of falsifying package arrival times and logging in phony reasons for late arrivals went on company-wide. The UPS employee alleged that, in some cases, bogus exception codes excusing late deliveries were entered into the tracking system before UPS drivers had even arrived at locations where cumbersome security procedures and other delays had purportedly occurred. The state settlement follows an earlier $25 million settlement with the federal governmentNJ; NY

Tagged in: Contract Non-Compliance, FCA State, Government Procurement Fraud, Whistleblower Case, Whistleblower Rewards,

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