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April 24, 2017

Posted  May 11, 2017

Georgia-based Energy & Process Corporation agreed to pay $4.6 million to settle charges of violating the False Claims Act by failing to perform required quality assurance procedures and for supplying defective steel reinforcing bars in connection with a contract to construct a Department of Energy nuclear waste treatment facility. The allegations originated in a whistleblower lawsuit filed under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act by Deborah Cook, a former employee of the prime contractor that subcontracted with E&P in the course of building the DOE facility. She will receive a yet-to-be-determined whistleblower award from the proceeds of the government’s recovery. DOJ

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