Cargo Co. Overbilled For Humanitarian Food Storage, DOJ Says

Law360, New York (October 19, 2012, 10:21 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice on Friday hit Jacintoport International LLC with a False Claims Act suit, accusing the cargo-handling firm of overcharging the government for the storage of food for humanitarian crises.

Houston-based Jacintoport signed a warehousing and logistics contract with the U.S. Agency for International Development for the storage and redelivery of emergency humanitarian food aid in 2007, according to the DOJ. Beginning in 2008, the company began charging rates higher than the caps set out in the contract for loading the food onto...
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