Defense Fraud

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

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, as a result, the taxpayers. When it was enacted, soldiers and other participants in the U.S. Civil War were experiencing widespread fraud under government contracts for [...]

By | 2018-09-11T12:37:44+00:00 February 11th, 2015|Military Contractor Fraud|

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

The federal False Claims Act got its start addressing costly and wasteful fraud under defense contracts executed during the American Civil War. Since that time, it has proven highly successful in exposing and redressing this sort of wasteful misconduct, including a recent settlement with aircraft manufacturer Lockheed Martin. In today’s post, we discuss alleged [...]

By | 2018-09-12T15:36:19+00:00 January 26th, 2015|Contractor Fraud|

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

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 subsidiaries, Sikorsky Support Services Inc. and Derco Aerospace Inc. Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation, a long-time provider of defense services and military [...]

By | 2018-09-11T12:13:27+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 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 involving defense contractor Kellogg Brown & Root (KBR) and its subsidiary, Halliburton, Inc., will soon face the judicial music [...]

By | 2019-02-18T14:45:46+00:00 July 15th, 2014|Military Contractor Fraud|

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

Two recent settlements under the False Claims Act reveal that not much has changed since the FCA got its start during the Civil War. Unethical defense contractors continue to exploit the U.S. defense budget by knowingly and intentionally billing for services, products, and goods that were either never delivered or were delivered at a much-reduced [...]

By | 2018-10-04T15:53:25+00:00 March 4th, 2014|Military Contractor Fraud|

Defense Contractor Defrauds Military and Taxpayers of Millions

Thanks to a qui tam whistleblower, another defense contractor has agreed to a settlement in order to resolve allegations that it violated the federal False Claims Act. According to the government’s suit, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) was submitting false and fraudulent claims while under contract with the General Services Administration (GSA). As a result [...]

By | 2018-08-01T14:15:05+00:00 July 12th, 2013|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 | 2018-09-12T14:32:17+00:00 July 8th, 2013|Military Contractor Fraud|

GE Settles False Claims Act Case for $6.6 Million

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 $6.6 million. GEAS is headquartered [...]

By | 2018-09-12T11:14:58+00:00 July 5th, 2013|Military Contractor Fraud|

Allegations of Defense Fraud and Illegal Kickbacks Result in $10M Scheme Targeting US Navy

According to a recently unsealed whistleblower lawsuit, several people are accused of orchestrating an illegal kickback and bribery scheme that defrauded the United States Navy of $10 million. Among those facing charges are Ralph M. Mariano, a civilian engineer who previously worked for the Naval Sea Systems Command, and his father, Ralph Mariano Jr. The [...]

By | 2019-02-19T14:21:34+00:00 May 20th, 2013|Military Contractor Fraud|

Whistleblower Exposes Massive Defense Fraud in Faulty Military Satellite Parts Case

In April 2009, the Justice Department announced that Northrop Grumman Corporation, their subsidiary Northrop Grumman Space and Mission Systems Corporation, and its predecessor TRW Incorporated agreed to settle a False Claims Act lawsuit for $325 million. The qui tam suit alleged that TRW, which Northrop Grumman acquired in 2002, sold the United States government components known as Heterojunction [...]

By | 2018-07-30T14:43:45+00:00 March 21st, 2013|Military Contractor Fraud|
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