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March Whistleblower Rewards Include $500,000 in Cargo Price-Fixing Case

April 1st, 2014 · No Comments

TweetThe U.S. Department of Justice announced settlements in three large qui tam cases during March — including a price-fixing case where the whistleblower earned a half-million-dollar reward.

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Tags: Contractor Fraud · False Claims Act · Medicare/Medicaid Fraud

Tech Supplier Pays $5.66 Million to Settle Claims of Overbilling, Trade Violations

April 17th, 2013 · No Comments

TweetA big technology distributor will pay $5.66 million to settle a whistleblower’s claims that it overbilled and underpaid the U.S. government — and also sold it Chinese-made products, in violation of federal trade law.

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Tags: Contractor Fraud · False Claims Act

Illinois Whistleblower Beats Summary Judgment, Heads to Trial in FCA Retaliation Case

March 17th, 2010 · No Comments

TweetOn March 8, 2010, Judge Anderson issued an opinion broadly construing the scope of actionable retaliation under the False Claims Act (FCA), allowing whistleblower Ann Howard to proceed with her FCA retaliation claim in U.S. ex rel. Howard v. Urban Inv. Trust, Inc..  Howard was employed as an accountant for Urban, a property management company […]

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Tags: Contractor Fraud · False Claims Act · Retaliation · The Employment Law Group, P.C.

Center for Public Integrity Reveals Lack of Oversight in Defense Department

April 6th, 2009 · No Comments

TweetA new report released by the Center for Public Integrity (CPI) reveals that the number of DoD referrals to the Justice Department for contracting fraud and corruption cases have decreased drastically since 1993.  According to the report, the Justice Department has received 76% fewer cases in fiscal year 2008 compared to fiscal year 1993, despite […]

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Tags: Contractor Fraud · Department of Defense

House Passes Legislation to Curb Contractor Fraud

May 14th, 2008 · No Comments

TweetOn April 23, 2008, the House passed Congresswoman Maloney’s bill, H.R. 3033 (“Contractors and Federal Spending Accountability Act”) with a voice vote, to put a stop to contractors defrauding the government.  This legislature requires the Administrator of General Services to establish and maintain a database of contractor violations of federal procurement laws.  Currently, the Project […]

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Tags: Contractor Fraud