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 of maintaining environmental-compliance during [...]

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 the Department of Energy. Under [...]