Alaska City Beats FCA Suit Over $1M In EPA Grants

Law360, New York (August 27, 2013, 3:24 PM EDT) -- An Alaska federal judge on Monday tossed a False Claims Act suit accusing the city of Palmer, Alaska, of misspending $1.3 million in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grants intended to create public works jobs, finding that the would-be whistleblower wasn't the original source of the allegations.

U.S. District Judge Sharon Gleason rejected Arlene Cohen's claims that Palmer shirked requirements of a federal grant by funneling the work to city workers instead of contractors through a competitive bidding process for a water main replacement project and a...
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Case Information

Case Title

The United States of America v. City of Palmer, Alaska

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Nature of Suit

Other Fraud


Sharon L. Gleason

Date Filed

October 7, 2011

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