Law360 (April 24, 2019, 9:45 PM EDT) -- Lockheed Martin asked a federal court Tuesday to end the government’s False Claims Act suit alleging it paid bribes to snag a cleanup contract at the defunct Hanford plutonium production facility, saying the government’s allegations ignore congressional intent and U.S. Supreme Court precedent.
The defense contractor denied the federal government’s allegations that it paid more that $1 million in kickbacks to executives at Mission Support Alliance LLC, a nuclear site cleanup contractor that it partially owned, in exchange for favorable treatment and a chance to bypass the competition. Lockheed also denied allegations that the rates it charged Mission were fraudulently inflated...
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