Black Hawk Maker To Pay $3M In Armor Fraud Probe

Law360, New York (March 26, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Sikorsky Aircraft Co. has agreed to pay $2.9 million to the U.S. Department of Justice to settle allegations that it knowingly installed untested armored plates on the Black Hawk helicopters it manufactured for the U.S. Army.

The settlement, announced Wednesday, resolves allegations from the DOJ that Sikorsky violated the False Claims Act in knowingly taking payment for helicopters with parts that had not been adequately tested for combat readiness.

Michael F. Hertz, acting assistant attorney general for the Justice Department’s Civil Division, said the action represents...
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