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Pricing Fraud

This archive displays posts tagged as relevant to government contracting fraud involving pricing, including best price violations, Truth in Negotiations Act violations, and others. You may also be interested in the following pages:

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November 5, 2018

The owner of WOW Imaging Products LLC and Time Enterprises LLC pled guilty to defrauding government agencies of approximately $3.5 million over the course of six years. Beginning in 2011, Jim A. Meron allegedly profited substantially from office products his companies sold to federal agencies through sales portals run by the General Services Administration (GSA) and Department of Defense (DoD). Although Meron’s government clients placed orders for premium products, he often sent products that cost a fraction of what they paid, pocketing the difference in price. In addition to forfeiting $1.7 million in assets, Meron now faces a maximum of 20 years and hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines; his sentencing is scheduled for February 2019. USAO EDCA

October 15, 2018

Alpha Research & Technology, Inc. (ART) has agreed to pay $1 million to settle False Claims Act-based allegations of defense contract fraud. From 2006 to 2011, the command and control systems provider allegedly submitted inflated subcontractor pricing proposals to contractors who then unknowingly included the false claims in proposals submitted to the Department of Defense. Among the expenses claimed by ART were the personal expenses of co-owners Donne and DeAnne Smith for designing and constructing a luxury home, luxury cars, and luxury getaways. USAO EDCA

February 15, 2017

Nevada-based Sierra Nevada Corporation agreed to pay $14.9 million to resolve allegations it violated the False Claims Act by misclassifying certain costs, resulting in inflated overhead rates paid to the company under various government contracts.  DOJ (EDCA)

May 31, 2016

Deloitte Consulting agreed to pay $11.38 million to resolve allegations under the False Claims Act that it submitted false claims under a General Services Administration contract.  In 2000, GSA awarded Deloitte a contract for the provision of information technology services.  According to the government, Deloitte failed to comply with price reduction clauses in the contract which required Deloitte to reduce the prices it charged the government if it offered lower prices to specific commercial customers and which resulted in the government paying more for Deloitte’s services than comparable commercial customers.  DOJ

August 11, 2015

Computer Supply company PC Specialists Inc. (d/b/a Technology Integration Group) agreed to pay $5.9 million to settle charges it inflated the price of computers sold through another company to the National Nuclear Security Administration for use at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Specifically, TIG sold Dell computers to Sandia Corporation for resale to the United States under Sandia’s contract with the NNSA.  According to the government, TIG knowingly inflated the amounts it charged Sandia by failing to give credits for rebates and discounts it received from Dell as required by its contract.  The government’s allegations arose from a whistleblower lawsuit filed by Maverick Granger, a former TIG executive in Albuquerque, under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act.  He will receive a yet-to-be determined whistleblower award.  Whistleblower Insider

June 30, 2015

VMware Inc. and Carahsoft Technology Corporation agreed to pay $75.5 million to settle charges they violated the False Claims Act by misrepresenting their commercial pricing practices and overcharging the government on VMware software products and related services.  The allegations originated in a whistleblower lawsuit filed by Dane Smith, a former vice president of the Americas at VMware Inc., under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act.  He will receive a yet-to-be-determined whistleblower award from a portion of the government’s recovery.  Whistleblower Insider

October 24, 2014

Boulder, Colorado-based antenna and radio system company First RF Corporation agreed to pay $10M to settle allegations it violated the False Claims Act by submitting inflated claims for electronic warfare antennas sold to the US Army to combat Improvised Explosive Devices. Specifically, the government alleged that First RF knowingly submitted false data to the Army that misrepresented First RF’s cost to manufacture the antennas, and thereby inflated the price for the antennas and the payments First RF received for them. 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

DOJ Catch Of The Week -- Technology Integration Group

Posted  08/14/15
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team This week's Department of Justice "Catch of the Week" goes to PC Specialists Inc., doing business as Technology Integration Group (TIG).  On Tuesday, the San-Diego-based computer supply company agreed to pay $5.9 million to settle charges it inflated the price of computers sold through another company to the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) for use at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  See...

DOJ Catch Of The Week -- VMware & Carahsoft Technology

Posted  07/2/15
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team This week's Department of Justice "catch of the week" goes to VMware Inc. and Carahsoft Technology Corporation.  On Tuesday, the two companies agreed to pay $75.5 million to settle charges they violated the False Claims Act by misrepresenting their commercial pricing practices and overcharging the government on VMware software products and related services.  Palo Alto-based VMware specializes in computer virtualization software and Virginia-based Carahsoft...
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