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VMWare Settles FCA Allegations for $75 Million Following Five Year Investigation

Software company VMWare has agreed to pay $75 million to settle claims it engaged in illegal price-fixing misconduct.Image source: Wikimedia Commons Government contract work can be extremely lucrative, providing companies with a regular stream of income and dependable job security for their employees. Accordingly, the risk for rampant [...]

By | 2018-03-25T13:55:10+00:00 July 27th, 2015|Contractor Fraud|

Gilbane Construction Settles Allegations of Fraudulently Claiming Status as a Disabled Veteran-Owned Business

In a recent case involving Florida’s W.G. Mills, a prolific construction company, the government alleged that it unlawfully certified one of its subsidiaries as owned and operated by disabled veterans, thereby qualifying the company for contract jobs specifically set aside for these types of historically disadvantaged businesses. However, W.G. Mills’ attempt to increase profits not [...]

By | 2018-09-12T11:24:41+00:00 April 7th, 2015|Contractor Fraud|

Veteran Construction Associates Settles False Veteran Status Claim

Veteran Construction Associates is alleged to have falsified workers’ veteran status information to obtain contracts.Image source: Wikimedia Commons Under the federal False Claims Act, it is unlawful for individuals and businesses to submit claims for reimbursement or funding based on fraudulent, falsified, or exaggerated facts. If a company submits improper claims and [...]

By | 2018-03-26T09:25:03+00:00 February 16th, 2015|Contractor Fraud|

Record Storage Company Settles False Claims Allegations Regarding Their Government Contract

When a private company enters into a contract with the federal government, the terms contained within the agreement must be adhered to in order to avoid exposure to False Claims Act liability. One foundational requirement is that, during the negotiation phase of the contract, companies must be truthful, forthcoming, and candid in their remarks [...]

By | 2018-09-21T15:49:12+00:00 January 23rd, 2015|Contractor Fraud|

Verizon to Pay $1.3 Million to Settle Allegations of Overcharging for Services

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley recently announced a $1.3 million settlement with Verizon following allegations of overcharges for government telephone services.Image source: Wikimedia Commons Contract fraud is one of the most common issues addressed by the False Claims Act, and it can be found in virtually any industry. [...]

By | 2018-03-26T09:27:04+00:00 January 14th, 2015|Contractor Fraud|

Alaska-Based Eyak Corporation Agrees to Settle False Claims Act Allegations for $2.5 Million

In an interesting case at the intersection of healthcare and contractor fraud, Anchorage, Alaska-based Eyak Corporation has agreed to settle claims of false charges and illegal kickbacks occurring under a lucrative government contract with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Accordingly, Eyak Technology and its affiliate Eyak Services LLC have agreed to relinquish any [...]

By | 2018-08-21T14:33:08+00:00 December 29th, 2014|Contractor Fraud|

UPDATE: Commonwealth of Virginia Opts to Join Case Against Trinity Industries

Trinity Industries is facing yet another whistleblower lawsuit, which was recently filed by the Commonwealth of Virginia in a Richmond Circuit Court.Image source: Wikimedia Commons 2014 was a bad year for Trinity Industries. As you may recall, the once-prominent guardrail manufacturer has been facing one lawsuit after another – [...]

By | 2018-03-26T09:35:26+00:00 December 26th, 2014|Contractor Fraud|

Office Depot Pays $80 Million to Settle Historic California False Claims Act Case

In a major victory for California taxpayers, office supply giant Office Depot has agreed to pay $80 million to settle claims it unlawfully defrauded several government agencies out of money under contracts for the provision of supplies. The settlement comes on the heels of a settlement with the state of New York alleging similar [...]

By | 2018-09-14T14:14:24+00:00 December 23rd, 2014|Contractor Fraud|

California State Court Orders New Trial Following California False Claims Act Verdict

California, along with many other states, maintains its own False Claims Act statute that closely mirrors the language of the federal version. The lengthy, comprehensive, statute allows private individuals to file claims under the Act if that person has original knowledge of the submission of a false claim to any government entity in the [...]

By | 2018-09-11T11:58:49+00:00 December 9th, 2014|Contractor Fraud|
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