Whistleblower's $47M Army Contract Misconduct Suit Nixed

Law360, New York (March 20, 2013, 5:21 PM EDT) -- A Washington, D.C., federal judge on Wednesday dismissed a qui tam suit alleging defense contractor Jorge Scientific Corp. engaged in rampant misconduct and defrauded the government under its $47 million security contract for the Legacy Project in Afghanistan after the parties reached a settlement.

U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan granted a motion for voluntary dismissal from relators John Melson and Kenneth Smith, former senior principal analysts for Jorge in Kabul, Afghanistan. They agreed to drop their claims that Jorge Scientific knowingly billed the government for...
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