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March 31, 2015 Environmental Fraud

British Petroleum to Pay $7.9 Million Amid Storage and Cleanup Fraud Allegations

In a recent environmental fraud settlement, British Petroleum (BP) has settled with the State of California for $7.9 million following allegations it double-billed for cleanup efforts after several of its Underground Storage Tanks (UST’s) began leaking. Under California law, a cleanup fund was established to help companies defray the cost […]
December 2, 2014 Environmental Fraud

Contractor Agrees to Pay $2.72 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations in EPA Fraud Case

In a rare False Claims Act settlement involving the Environmental Protection Agency, a superfund contractor has agreed to pay $2.72 million to resolve various allegations involving misconduct by employees. Under the False Claims Act, any person with original information about fraud involving federal funds may come forward under the False […]
April 24, 2014 Environmental Fraud

Unsealed Whistleblower Complaint Reveals Allegations of Intentional Carcinogenic Pollution by DuPont

The False Claims Act is drafted to address nearly any type of false claim made by an individual or corporation to the federal government. The FCA was originally implemented to address wartime misconduct, but has since grown to include many other instances of fraud. In today’s case, we explore a […]
March 28, 2014 Environmental Fraud

Shell Oil Company Pays to Settle Allegations of False Claims for Environmental Clean-Up

In a recent case out of Massachusetts, oil giant Shell has agreed to pay $4 million to the Commonwealth in order to settle claims it improperly billed for environmental cleanup services. We have reported in the past on the importance of state-level false claims acts, which often work to supplement […]
February 7, 2014 Environmental Fraud

GE Hitachi Settles False Claims Act Case Involving Nuclear Energy

The False Claims Act has proven useful in helping to promote honesty across several industries. While most often used within the healthcare fraud context, the FCA was recently employed against technology and energy giant GE Hitachi with regard to false statements and misrepresentations made pursuant to securing a grant from […]
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