Northrop To Pay $32M To Settle Claims It Overbilled Air Force

Law360 (November 2, 2018, 10:13 PM EDT) -- Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. will shell out a total of $31.6 million to end allegations, including some under the False Claims Act, that it overstated the amount of hours its employees worked to bilk the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Department of Justice said Friday.

Northrop has already repaid some of the money, the DOJ said, and will pay an additional $25.8 million to end the FCA violations. It has also agreed to pay $4.2 million to end a criminal investigation in the Southern District of California focused on the fraudulent billing, the DOJ said.

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