CIA Contractors Pay $3M To Settle FCA Whistleblower Claims

Law360, Los Angeles (March 7, 2013, 8:20 PM EST) -- CIA contractors American Systems Corp., Anixter International Inc. and Corning Cable Systems LLC have agreed to pay $3 million to settle whistleblower allegations that they provided gratuities to CIA employees in order to obtain a supplies and services contract, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday.

The settlement ends allegations that the companies provided meals, entertainment, gifts and sports tickets to CIA employees and outside consultants in violation of the False Claims Act and the Anti-Kickback Act. The cabling and wiring contract was awarded to American...
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