Judge Tosses Claims In $1.2B Blackwater FCA Suit

Law360, New York (January 7, 2011, 2:27 PM EST) -- A federal judge has tossed whistleblowers’ claims that Blackwater Worldwide fraudulently charged the government for Iraq and Afghanistan security work performed by unqualified, criminal and steroid-addled contractors from a $1.2 billion false claims suit, saying those charges were already public knowledge.

In an opinion issued Wednesday, Judge T. S. Ellis of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia retained charges that the company now known as Xe Services LLC faked time sheets, overcharged the government for its Iraq and Afghanistan work and committed...
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