US Intervenes In FEMA Trailers FCA Suit

Law360, New York (July 7, 2011, 6:32 PM EDT) -- The U.S. has intervened in a lawsuit by a former employee alleging a New Orleans company forged documents under a $28 million Federal Emergency Management Agency contract for servicing trailers following Hurricane Katrina, according to federal court records unsealed June 30.

To receive payment under the contract, Jacquet Construction Services LLC submitted 2,000 to 3,000 forged forms indicating maintenance attempts at FEMA trailers, according to the lawsuit that ex-JCS employee and relator Brenda deCastro filed in June 2007 under the False Claims Act.

FEMA paid between...
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