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Government Procurement Fraud

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October 7, 2014

Virginia based telecommunications services provider DRS Technical Services Inc. agreed to pay $13.7 million to settle charges it violated the False Claims Act by overbilling the government for work performed by DRS personnel who lacked the job qualifications required by the company’s government contract. The charges related to services and supplies DRS provided to the US Army’s Communication and Electronics Command (CECOM) in Iraq and Afghanistan, and to the US Coast Guard for aircraft maintenance. Whistleblower Insider

August 19, 2014

Samsung Electronics America agreed to pay $2.3 million to resolve allegations it caused the submission of false claims for products sold on General Service Administration (GSA) Multiple Award Schedule contracts in violation of the Trade Agreements Act of 1979. DOJ

August 1, 2014

Hewlett-Packard Co. agreed to pay $32.5 million to resolve allegations under the False Claims Act that HP overcharged the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) for products between October 2001 and December 2010. According to the government, HP overcharged USPS by failing to comply with pricing terms of its USPS contract, including a requirement that HP provide prices that were no greater than those offered to HP customers with comparable contracts. 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

March 7, 2014

Ocean shipping companies Sea Star Line and Horizon Lines agreed to pay $1.9M and $1.5M, respectively, to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by fixing the price of government cargo transportation contracts between the continental US and Puerto Rico, the Department of Justice announced today. The allegations were first raised in a qui tam lawsuit filed under the whistleblower provisions of the False Claims Act. DOJ

February 7, 2014

Sanborn Map Company agreed to pay $2.1M to resolve allegations that it submitted false claims in connection with U. S. Army Corps of Engineers contracts for photogrammetric mapping and geographic information system services. The allegations were first raised in a qui tamlawsuit filed under the whistleblower provisions of the False Claims Act. DOJ

January 23, 2014

GE Hitachi agreed to pay $2.7 million to resolve allegations under the False Claims Act that it made false statements and claims to the Department of Energy and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission concerning an advanced nuclear reactor design. The allegations were first raised in a qui tam lawsuit filed under the whistleblower provisions of the False Claims Act. DOJ

August 29, 2013

Conax Florida Corp. agreed to resolve allegations under the False Claims Act that the company submitted false claims to the government for improperly tested inertia reels and non-conforming voltage references. Inertia reels are part of a system designed to secure aircrew members in the event of a crash. Voltage references are electronic parts used in water-activated parachute releases. Both devices are used by the U.S. military and NASA. The allegations were first raised in a qui tam lawsuit filed under the whistleblower provisions of the False Claims Act. DOJ

August 28, 2013

RPM International Inc. and its subsidiary, Tremco Inc. paid $61M to resolve allegations that Tremco filed false claims in connection with two multiple award schedule contracts with the General Services Administration for roofing supplies and services. The allegations were first raised in a qui tam lawsuit filed under the whistleblower provisions of the False Claims Act. DOJ
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