Battery Maker Violated AECA: Whistleblower

Law360, New York (November 23, 2010, 4:28 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Justice has decided not to intervene in the case of a whistleblower who claims the Israeli corporation Aerotech Inc. violated the terms of a contract paid for with U.S. government funds by secretly subcontracting to an Israeli company rather than an American one.

The Israeli government received U.S. congressional grants known as Foreign Military Financing to purchase MC-6240 Battery Charter kits, essentially rechargeable batteries used in military hardware, and contracted with Arotech to procure the batteries, according to the complaint filed in...
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Case Information

Case Title

USA ex rel. Hansen v. Arotech, et al

Case Number



Alabama Middle

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions


William Keith Watkins

Date Filed

January 8, 2009


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