Maersk Will Pay $32M To End False Claims Suit: DOJ

Law360, New York (January 3, 2012, 7:08 PM EST) -- Maersk Line Ltd. has agreed to pay $31.9 million to settle allegations that it submitted false claims to the federal government by inflating costs to ship cargo to U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, the U.S. Department of Justice said Tuesday.

Maersk, the U.S. unit of Denmark-based A.P. Moller-Maersk, allegedly overcharged the U.S. Department of Defense to transport thousands of containers to delivery destinations in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Justice Department said in a statement.

Prosecutors said that Maersk knowingly inflated its invoices by using tactics...
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