Category: Government Contracts

Court Grants $40 Million Judgment For Qui Tam Plaintiffs

On August 13, 2012, a U. S. District Court in Dallas, Texas entered a final judgment in the amount $40,472,759 for Qui Tam plaintiffs against a defendant for violations of the False Claims Act.  The violations stemmed from fraudulently inflated charges that were submitted by a government subcontractor to Lockheed Martin Corporation and then passed on to the United States government. 

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,

USDOJ: Ohio Construction Firm Agrees to Pay $500,000 to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations

On April 23, 2012, the United States Department of Justice announced that Anthony Allega Cement Contractor, Inc., a Cleveland based construction firm, has agreed to pay $500,000 to the U.S. government to resolve allegations under the False Claims Act.  The investigation was conducted by the Justice Department’s Civil Division, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Ohio,

$47 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations Against Harbert Companies

United States came to an agreement of $47 million to settle a case involving a conspiracy to rig the bids on a USAID-funded construction. Harbert Corporation, Harbert International, Inc., Bill Harbert International Constructions Inc., Harbert Construction Services (U.K.) Ltd. and Bilhar International Establishment were accused of causing others to submit false claims,

Energy Developers Settle Antitrust and False Claims Act Claims

Gunnison Energy Corporation and SG Interests settled a series of claims under the federal antitrust statutes and the false claims act related to their agreement not to compete in bidding for natural gas leases that the US Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management sold at auction.  The lawsuits and settlement resulted from a whistleblower who filed a qui tam action under the False Claims Act. 

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