Supplier Misled DOD Over Chinese-Made Parts: Suit

Law360, New York (December 22, 2011, 5:25 PM EST) -- An independent contractor has accused a U.S. Department of Defense vehicle parts supplier of telling the agency that end products were made in the U.S. when they were really made in China, according to a complaint unsealed Tuesday in Pennsylvania.

Relator Donald Smith, who was hired by defendant Progressive Holdings LLC to help it bid on government contracts, filed a False Claims Act suit against the company; a handful of companies owned by Progressive's one-time owner Scott Eppinga; D&D International Corp.; D&D Power Transmission MFG LLC;...
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