Army Contractor Settles Whistleblower Claim

Law360, New York (July 16, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- One of the largest contract security providers in the United States will pay $18 million to settle whistleblower charges that it provided unqualified civilian security guards to protect eight U.S. Army bases.

As part of the settlement, announced Friday, the U.S. dismissed charges that Akal Security Inc. had failed to provide fully trained, weapons-qualified security guards to the bases in 2003 and early 2004 as it was required to do under its contract with the government.

A government investigation into charges filed by three Akal security...
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