Whistleblower Says Fraud Role Shouldn't Bar FCA Payout

Law360, New York (September 9, 2013, 2:41 PM EDT) -- A whistleblower urged the Ninth Circuit on Thursday to reinstate him as relator in a $19 million False Claims Act suit alleging CH2M Hill Hanford Group Inc. allowed employees to fraudulently claim excess work hours at a nuclear site, arguing that he is entitled to the proceeds of the suit despite his participation in the scheme.

A Washington district court dismissed Carl Schroeder from the suit in May, ruling that the section of the FCA that disqualifies a person convicted of criminal conduct arising from the...
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