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October 14, 2015

Chicago-based aerospace and defense industry giant Boeing Company agreed 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

September 28, 2015

L-3 Communications Corporation and its affiliated entities Vertex Aerospace LLC and L-3 Communications Integrated Systems LP agreed to pay $4.63 million to resolve allegations they violated the False Claims Act by inflating labor hours for time spent by independent contractors at the military’s Continental US Replacement Centers (CRCs) in Fort Benning, Georgia and Fort Bliss, Texas.  According to the government, L-3 knowingly overcharged the government for time their independent contractors spent at the CRCs by billing for each individual not based on the actual time that individual spent at the CRC, but based instead on the earliest arrival or latest departure time of any other individual who also processed through the center that same day.  The allegations first arose in a whistleblower lawsuit filed by former L-3 independent contractor Robert A. Martin under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act.  Mr. Martin will receive a whistleblower award of $798,675.  Whistleblower Insider

September 3, 2015

California-based Parsons Government Services Inc. agreed to pay $3.8 million to settle allegations it knowingly mischarged the Department of Energy for ineligible or inflated short-term and long-term employee relocation costs in connection with its contract on the DOE Salt Waste Processing Facility Project at the DOE Savannah River Site in Aiken, South Carolina.  DOJ

January 26, 2015

Composite Engineering Inc., a Sacramento-based subsidiary of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions that manufactures remote-controlled subscale aircraft for the US. military, agreed to pay $2M to resolve allegations it violated the False Claims Act by submitting inflated costs in connection with a 2007 Air Force contract. DOJ

January 15, 2015

US Navy contractor Glenn Defense Marine Asia and its owner and CEO Leonard Glenn Francis pleaded guilty to bribery and fraud charges, admitting to a decade-long conspiracy involving “scores” of US Navy officials, tens of millions of dollars in fraud and millions of dollars in bribes and gifts. As part of his guilty plea, Francis admitted to defrauding the Navy of tens of millions of dollars by routinely overbilling for various goods and services, including fuel, tugboat services and sewage disposal. Francis and GDMA agreed to forfeit $35M and pay full restitution to the Navy. DOJ

July 8, 2014

Virginia-based move management company RE/MAX Allegiance Relocation Services agreed to pay roughly half a million dollars to resolve allegations it violated the False Claims Act by overbilling the government for transportation services. The government alleged RE/MAX charged the government for federal employee relocation services it never provided and charged inflated rates for relocation services it did provide by charging inapplicable tariff rates. Former RE/MAX employee Michael Angel will receive a whistleblower reward in an undisclosed amount under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act. DOJ

February 18, 2014

Vector Planning and Services, an IT and systems engineering consulting firm agreed to pay $6.5M to settle False Claims Act allegations that it inflated claims for payment under several Navy service contracts. The allegations were first raised in a qui tam lawsuit filed under the whistleblower provisions of the False Claims Act. DOJ

February 12, 2014

Government contractor MPRI Inc. agreed to pay $3.2M to resolve allegations that it submitted false labor charges on a contract to support the Army in Afghanistan. The allegations were first raised in a qui tam lawsuit filed under the whistleblower provisions of the False Claims Act. DOJ

DOJ Catch Of The Week -- Tishman Construction Corp.

Posted  12/11/15
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team This week's Department of Justice "Catch of the Week" goes to Tishman Construction Corporation.  Yesterday, the construction company, one of the largest in New York City, agreed to pay more than $20 million to settle charges of overbilling customers over a ten-year period.  In announcing the settlement, U.S Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Robert L. Capers said...

October 21, 2015

14 states, as well as the District of Columbia and the cities of Chicago and New York, reached a $4 million settlement with UPS, resolving allegations brought by a whistleblower that that certain UPS employees recorded inaccurate delivery times on packages sent by governmental customers through next-day delivery services, resulting in premium-priced packages that appeared to have been delivered by their guaranteed commitment times when they had not been timely delivered. The lawsuit also alleged that certain UPS employees applied inapplicable or inappropriate exception codes to excuse late next-day packages, including claims of weather emergencies despite sunny conditions. As a result, the governmental customers were unable to claim or receive refunds for the late deliveries under the terms of their contracts. FL; IL; NY; MA; NM; VA
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