$414M Army Translator Contract Complaint Tossed

Law360, New York (September 24, 2010, 4:18 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has tossed a qui tam complaint accusing Mission Essential Personnel LLC and two other companies of violating the False Claims Act by providing the U.S. with unqualified translators for its war in Afghanistan and lying about the linguists' language skills so that MEP could collect under its $414 million government contract.

Judge Leonie M. Brinkema of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia on Thursday granted bids by MEP, Language Learning Enterprises Inc. and Ceiba Enterprises Inc. to dismiss the...
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Case Title

Funk v. Mission Essential Personnel, LLC


Case Number

1:09-cv-00296

Court

Virginia Eastern

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions

Judge

Leonie M. Brinkema

Date Filed

March 18, 2009

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