Whistleblower Urges DC Circ. To Revive IBM $265M Fraud Suit

By David Hansen (March 12, 2020, 5:14 PM EDT) -- A whistleblower suit clearly shows that IBM fabricated audit results to mislead the IRS into signing a $265 million software deal and justifies reversing the suit's dismissal by a lower court, the whistleblower has told the D.C. Circuit.

There is more than enough evidence to make a case that IBM lied to the Internal Revenue Service when it argued the agency needed to renew a software contract with the business giant, former IBM software salesman Paul Cimino said in a brief filed Wednesday. Reinstating the suit would reverse IBM's ill-gotten gains from the government, he said.

"Cimino alleged that IBM fraudulently...

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