Bering Straits Technical Services and its parent company Bering Straits Native Corporation agreed to pay $2 million to settle charges of violating the False Claims Act through their submission of false claims to the Department of Defense and/or the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) for maintenance facility services provided at the Red River Army Depot located near Texarkana. Specifically, the government charged the companies submitted false preventative maintenance reports for maintenance that was not performed and false repair work orders. The allegations originated in a whistleblower lawsuit filed under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act. The whistleblower will receive a yet-to-be-determined whistleblower award from the proceeds of the government’s recovery. DOJ (SDNY)
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