Labor Nominee Denies 'Quid Pro Quo' In St. Paul FCA Case

Law360, New York (April 18, 2013, 5:00 PM EDT) -- Labor secretary nominee and U.S. Department of Justice civil rights division chief Thomas Perez told a Senate committee Thursday that the DOJ's decision not to intervene in qui tam litigation that allegedly could have recovered $200 million for taxpayers was made because the case was weak, not because of an alleged "quid pro quo."

Perez appeared at a Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions hearing just days after Republican lawmakers released a report accusing him of secretly brokering a deal for the government not to intervene in a False Claims Act case against the city of St. Paul, Minn.,...

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