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Drone Manufacturer Composite Engineering, Inc. Settles False Claims Act Allegations

A Sacramento drone manufacturer has agreed to settle False Claims Act allegations occurring under a defense contract.Image source: Wikimedia Commons The False Claims Act is one of the most successful federal statutes when it comes to recouping money lost due to wasteful fraud committed against the government and, [...]

By | 2018-03-25T16:11:59+00:00 February 11th, 2015|Military Contractor Fraud|

Lockheed Martin Pays $27.5 Million to Settle Claims It Employed Unqualified Staff

A Lockheed Martin subsidiary recently paid $27.5 million to settle claims it invoiced for highly-qualified staff under a government contract for the provision of emergency services to service members serving in Afghanistan when, in fact, the workers were under-qualified for their duties.Image source: Wikimedia Commons The federal False [...]

By | 2018-03-26T05:44:57+00:00 January 26th, 2015|Contractor Fraud|

Department of Justice Intervenes in Whistleblower Lawsuit Against U.S. Navy Contractor Sikorsky Aircraft

Sikorksy Aircraft is facing possible liability under the False Claims Act for overbilling on the maintenance of military aircraft.Image source: Wikimedia Commons The United States government has opted to intervene in a pending whistleblower lawsuit filed against several military contractors, including Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation and two of its [...]

By | 2018-03-25T15:32:30+00:00 November 3rd, 2014|Contractor Fraud|

UPDATE: U.S. Supreme Court Grants Writ in Closely-Watched False Claims Act Case

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to review the applicability of the Wartime Suspension of Limitations Act. The U.S. Supreme Court generally tends to let District and Circuit Courts sort out False Claims Act disputes – it has only opted to review a small handful of cases. However, the closely-watched military fraud case [...]

By | 2018-03-27T08:35:08+00:00 July 15th, 2014|Military Contractor Fraud|

Two Recent False Claims Act Settlements Reveal Rampant Fraud in Defense Contracting

The NCIS division was able to help investigate and settle a multi-million dollar fraud case involving a military defense contractor found to be submitting false labor invoices.Image source: Wikimedia Commons Two recent settlements under the False Claims Act reveal that not much has changed since the FCA got its start during the Civil [...]

By | 2018-03-25T15:03:55+00:00 March 4th, 2014|Military Contractor Fraud|

Landmark False Claims Act Recovery Announced in Case Against Defense Contractor

A recent ruling by the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio has resulted in the largest recovery ever obtained against a defense contractor by the government under the federal False Claims Act. On June 20, United Technologies Corporation (UTC) was ordered to pay $473 million in damages and penalties for its [...]

By | 2018-03-26T05:35:34+00:00 July 8th, 2013|Military Contractor Fraud|

GE Settles False Claims Act Case for $6.6 Million

Image Source: businessinsurance.com Last month, an Ohio-based defense contractor agreed to settle a False Claims Act lawsuit. General Electric Aviation Systems (GEAS) allegedly submitted or caused the submission of false claims related to contracts with the Department of Defense. As a result of the whistleblower lawsuit, GEAS will pay the United States government [...]

By | 2018-03-26T02:33:37+00:00 July 5th, 2013|Military Contractor Fraud|

Lucent Technologies Opts to Settle False Claims Act Suit with US Government

Image Source: duncan.mac-vicar.com The United States Department of Justice announced that a telecommunications provider has agreed to settle a False Claims Act lawsuit, resolving allegations that it submitted false and fraudulent documentation to the government. Lucent Technologies World Services Inc. (LTWSI), a subsidiary of Alcatel-Lucent, will pay $4.2 million to the government as [...]

By | 2018-03-26T05:56:26+00:00 June 3rd, 2013|Military Contractor Fraud|

The United States Government Intervenes in False Claims Act Lawsuit Against Agave BioSystems

Image Source: smallbizdev.cornell.edu Taking another step toward ending the widespread problem of defense contractor fraud, the United States government has joined a False Claims Act lawsuit against a New York-based biotech company. Agave BioSystems, founded in 1998, is accused of fraudulently billing the United States Department of Defense (DOD) for an estimated $15 [...]

By | 2018-03-26T11:27:57+00:00 May 28th, 2013|Military Contractor Fraud|