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June 8, 2018

New Jersey couple Babu Metgud and Shubhada Kalyani, who operated defense contractor Shubhada Industries, were ordered to pay more than $232,000 for overcharging the Defense Logistics Agency for, and failing to disclose the origin of, munition vehicle light assemblies it had acquired from third parties and marked up by 5,400%. The case was decided on the government’s summary judgement motion. USAO EDPA

May 29, 2018

UK-headquartered marine services contractor Inchcape will pay $20 million to resolve allegations the company and its subsidiaries defrauded the U.S. Navy by submitted exaggerated invoices, double-billing, and billing at rates in excess of agreed-upon rates under contracts for ship "husbanding" services, including ship-to-shore and local transportation, force protection services, food provision, and waste removal. The case was originally filed under the False Claims Act by former employees of Inchcape, Noah Rudolph, Andrea Ford, and Lawrence Cosgriff, who will receive approximately $4.4 million of the settlement. USAO DDC

May 17, 2018

Hartford, Connecticut-based Community Renewal Team, an action agency that received federal and state grant funding, agreed to settle allegations under the Federal and Connecticut False Claims Acts that it charged employee hours spent on state-funded grant programs to federal grants from HHS, HUD, and DOE, charged an employee’s time to a Head Start grant when that employee was working on other programs, and failed to stop a program manager from misappropriating $18,500 for her person use; the agency will pay $362,000 to settle all claims. USAO DCT

DOJ Announces $20 Million Settlement with Inchcape Shipping Services

Posted  05/30/18
Yesterday, the Department of Justice announced a $20 million settlement with Inchcape Shipping Services Holdings Limited and several of its subsidiaries to resolve allegations that Inchcape overcharged for services provided to the Navy for nearly a decade. The case was filed in 2010 by three former Inchcape employees under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act. As a result of the settlement, the...

March 12, 2018

Virginia-based trucking company Beam Bros. Trucking Inc. and its principals Gerald and Garland Beam agreed to pay roughly $1 million to resolve allegations they violated the False Claims Act through the company's overcharging the U.S. Postal Service on contracts to transport mail. According to the government, Beam Bros. misused government Voyager Cards, provided by USPS to purchase fuel, to purchase fuel on contracts that did not allow for their use, resulting in inflated charges. The allegations originated in a whistleblower lawsuit filed under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act by former Beam Bros. employee Bobby Blizzard. He will receive a yet-to-be-determined whistleblower award from the proceeds of the government's recovery. DOJ

February 6, 2018

Maryland-based Integral Consulting Services, Inc., which provides IT solutions to federal agencies and commercial organizations, agreed to pay roughly $500,000 to settle claims it violated the False Claims Act by inflating certain indirect cost rates in connection with work performed on a Department of the Army contract. The allegations originated in a whistleblower lawsuit filed under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act. The whistleblower will receive a whistleblower award of roughly $92,000 from the proceeds of the government’s recovery. DOJ (MD)

January 10, 2018

Kentucky moving companies Lynn  Moving and Storage, Inc., Shadowens Moving and Storage Company, Inc., and E-Town Moving and storage, Inc., along with their individual owners, agreed to pay roughly $265,000 for violating the False Claims Act by systematically overbilling the United States Army for shipping costs associated with deploying and/or relocating United States Service personnel.  According to the government, the companies caused false, inflated weight tickets to be created to increase the weight of the shipments and the amount of payment to the companies by the military. DOJ (WDKY)

November 17, 2017

New York-based defense contractor Telephonics Corporation agreed to pay $4,250,000 to settle claims it violated the False Claims Act by overbilling the government under certain contracts to provide vehicle-mounted counter-improvised explosive device systems (Warlock Systems) to the Army and multi-mode radar systems (LAMPS Systems) to the Navy.  DOJ (EDNY)

A Whistleblower Caught Between Two Worlds

Posted  11/30/17
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team Forbes reports on the story of whistleblower Brian Aryai who brought a qui tam case in 2009 alleging a scheme of overpayments to labor union foremen by construction companies. The case was recently unsealed in September 2017 and has exposed the troubles Aryai faced when he was seemingly caught in a turf battle between two powerful former United States Attorneys. The two former...

October 16, 2017

Virginia-based defense contractor Triple Canopy, Inc. agreed to pay $2.6 million to settle charges it violated the False Claims Act by submitting false claims for payment to the Department of Defense for unqualified security guards stationed in Iraq.  Specifically, the government alleged that Triple Canopy knowingly billed the government for security guards who could not pass contractually required firearms proficiency tests and that Triple Canopy concealed the guards’ inability to satisfy the firearms testing requirements by creating false test scorecards that Triple Canopy was required to maintain for government review.  The allegations originated in a whistleblower lawsuit filed under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act by a former Triple Canopy employee.  The whistleblower will receive an award of roughly $500,000 from the proceeds of the government's recovery.  DOJ (EDVA)
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