California-Based Taleo Corp. Agrees to Pay $6.49 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations
The Justice Department has announced that Taleo Corp. has agreed to pay $6.49 million to resolve allegations that it knowingly caused false claims to be submitted to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
Taleo’s subcontract with an entity that provided human resource services to the TSA stated that Taleo would provide supporting software and would charge its commercial rates with certain discounts. The United States alleged that Taleo charged TSA a higher rate than it should have under the contract.
This settlement resolves allegations filed by a former Taleo employee under the whistleblower provisions of the False Claims Act, which authorizes private parties to sue on behalf of the United States for fraud and to share in any recovery.
For more information see: http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2011/August/11-civ-1049.html