Whistleblower Seeks Millions More In Verizon FCA Case

Law360, Washington (October 5, 2011, 5:05 PM EDT) -- The whistleblower whose work led to a $93.5 million settlement between Verizon Communications Inc. and the federal government over contract overcharges told a Washington federal court Monday that he deserved an extra $7.48 million, arguing the U.S. Department of Justice understated his role.

Relator Stephen M. Shea and his company 2Probe LLC launched the False Claims Act suit that led to the settlement in February. Shea, a private telecommunications consultant, alleged that Verizon subsidiary MCI Communications Services Inc. invoiced the U.S. General Services Administration for certain...
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