LB&B Associates Inc. and its principals, Lily A. Brandon and F. Edward Brandon, agreed to pay $7.8 million to resolve allegations they made false statements to obtain contracts through the Small Business Administration’s (SBA’s) 8(a) Business Development Program for Small Disadvantaged Businesses. The allegations first arose in a whistleblower lawsuit filed by Steven O. Sansbury and James T. Buechler, former employees of LB&B, under the qui tamprovisions of the False Claims Act. They will receive a whistleblower award of $1.5 million. DOJ
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