CORRECTED: Feds To Pay Whistleblower $5.2M More In Verizon Case

Law360, Washington (February 24, 2012, 6:45 PM ET) -- A whistleblower will receive an additional $5.2 million from the federal government for his role in a $93.5 million settlement with Verizon Communications Inc. for allegedly overbilling on federal telecommunications contracts, a Washington federal court determined Thursday.

Relator Stephen M. Shea, a private telecommunications consultant, initially received $13.7 million for his role in the case, but U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler said his expertise and diligence saved the federal government time and money and deserved a bigger portion of the $93.5 million pie.

Shea first filed...
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