Feds Can't Stay Seedco FCA Case Amid Criminal Probe

Law360, New York (January 11, 2013, 2:33 PM EST) -- A New York federal judge on Thursday denied the government’s bid to stay a civil False Claims Act suit against Structured Employment Economic Development Corp., a nonprofit that ran job placement centers, while prosecutors prepare criminal charges against the group’s managers.

Seedco agreed in December to pay $1.7 million to resolve allegations it routinely filed false reports with a federal job reporting database. On Jan. 9, the government asked U.S. District Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein to halt the case for up to 60 days while it...
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