ITT Beats FCA Suit Over Financial Aid Bonuses

Law360, New York (August 9, 2011, 3:57 PM EDT) -- An Indiana federal judge on Monday threw out an ex-ITT Educational Services Inc. employee's suit alleging the for-profit technical institute defrauded the federal government by giving illegal bonuses to staff who pushed federal financial aid on students.

U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt said that the relator, former ITT financial aid administrator Debra Leveski, based her suit on publicly available information, not her actual knowledge.

“Leveski is not a true whistleblower who gained direct and independent knowledge of the fraud she has alleged while employed at ITT,”...
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