Importer Strikes $1.5M Deal In Bulletproof Vest Probe

Law360, New York (January 25, 2011, 7:09 PM EST) -- NI Teijin Shoji Co. Ltd. has agreed to pay the U.S. government $1.5 million to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by importing defective Zylon for use in bulletproof vests, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Tuesday.

Japan-based Teijin and a U.S. subsidiary agreed to settle the claims and cooperate with the federal government in its ongoing probe into the Zylon vest industry.

Teijin allegedly imported the fiber, which serves as the key ballistic material in bulletproof vests, on behalf of Zylon manufacturer...
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