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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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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...

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...

January 14, 2015

Office Depot agreed to pay $68.5M to settle charges in violated the California False Claims Act by allegedly overcharging more than 1,000 cities, counties, school districts and other government entities in California for office supplies. According to the government, Office Depot was required to but did not provide these government entities the lowest prices it was offering other government purchasers. The allegations originated with a whistleblower lawsuit filed by former Office Depot employee David Sherwin. Corporate Crime Reporter