China Nonprofits Can't Duck FCA Suit Over Democracy Grants

Law360, New York (August 22, 2013, 3:05 PM EDT) -- A federal judge on Wednesday declined to toss a False Claims Act suit against two China-focused nonprofits but instructed the employee whistleblower to amend the complaint, saying it didn't adequately describe claims that the organizations lied to secure democracy-building government contracts. 

The suit focuses on the operations of two nongovernmental organizations, the Laogai Research Foundation and the China Information Center, formed by human rights activist Harry Wu to, respectively, raise awareness of China's forced-labor prison camps and create a media outlet free from censorship by Chinese...
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