Category: Defense Industry

Calling Insiders With Information on Pandemic Fraud, Waste & Abuse

On April 16, 2020, the Honorable William M. McSwain, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, issued a sweeping request for help in identifying companies and individuals who seek to “exploit the devastating effects of the coronavirus pandemic for their own benefit.” The Philadelphia United States Attorney’s Office has a long history fighting […]

International Whistleblowing Legislation and America’s False Claims Act

This is the second part of a two-part article. In the first of this two-part series, we discussed the success of the United States’ federal False Claims Act (FCA),[1] the rise of international whistleblowers through a study of the Michael Epp case,[2] and what global companies need to do to prepare. In this follow-up, we review exemplary […]

Supplier of Food to U.S. and Coalition Troops in Afghanistan Pays $389.300,000 in Civil Damages, Criminal Fines and Penalties; Pleads Guilty to Major Fraud, Conspiracy, Other Charges

On behalf of their client Michael Epp, the law firms Morgan Verkamp LLC (Cincinnati) and Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP (Philadelphia) note the settlement of claims initiated by Mr. Epp alleging fraud on the part of Supreme Foodservice, the “prime vendor” of food and related items to the Department of Defense and coalition […]

Army Contractor Agrees to $10 Million Settlement to Resolve FCA Allegations

After a coordinated investigation by the Commercial Litigation Branch of the Justice Department’s Civil Division, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Colorado and the Defense Criminal Investigative Services (DCIS), First RF Corporation has agreed to pay $10 million to settle False Claim Act violations. The allegations arose over a 2005 Army contract with […]

Northrop Grumman To Pay $11.4 Million To Resolve FCA Allegations

Northrop Grumman, one of the nation’s largest defense contractors, agreed to pay $11.4 million to resolve allegations that it violated the Federal Acquisition Regulations (“FAR”) and the FCA.  According to the allegations, Northrop failed to comply with its 2002 settlement agreement with the Defense Contract Management Agency (“DMCA”) by charging deferred compensation awards to key […]

Defense Subcontractor Settles FCA Claims For Sonar Cones

Defense subcontractor, Robbins, LLC, settled False Claims Act allegations filed by a former employee, James Brown of Temple, Georgia.  Mr. Brown filed the suit alleging that Robbins used an expired ingredient, Elastomag 170, when mixing a rubber compound used in sonar nose cones for U.S. Navy ships.  Goodrich subcontracted with Robbins to prepare two rubber […]

Calnet Inc. Agrees To $18.1 Million Settlement Under The Federal False Claims Act, Whistleblower Receives $2.67 Million

Calnet Inc., which provided intelligence analysis, information technology and translation services to the Department of Defense (DoD), agreed to pay $18.1 million to settle a claim that the company inflated its rates on three contracts with the DoD from 2006 to 2010.  The contracts were  to provide translation services to the federal government at Guantanamo Bay, […]

ATK Launch Systems Inc. Settles False Claims Product Substitution Case for Nearly $37 Million

In a Qui Tam False Claims Act suit filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah,  ATK Launch Systems Inc., has agreed to pay the United States $21 million and provide necessary in-kind services worth $15,967,160 in reparation costs for 76,000 malfunctioning para-flares that were sold to the government.  According to the […]

BOEING PAYS $4.392 MILLION TO RESOLVE FALSE CLAIMS ACT LAWSUIT OVER FRAUDULENT BILLING OF THE U.S. MILITARY ON CHINOOK HELICOPTER PROGRAM

Philadelphia, Friday, January 20, 2012: United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Zane David Memeger and the United States Department of Justice announced today that The Boeing Company, the largest manufacturer of commercial jets and military aircraft combined, has agreed to pay $4,392,779.74 to settle a Federal False Claims Act whistleblower lawsuit brought […]

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