Cobham Pays $4.4M To Settle FCA Suit Over Pilot Safety Gear

Law360, New York (August 29, 2013, 3:30 PM EDT) -- British defense contractor Cobham PLC will pay $4.4 million to settle whistleblower allegations it violated the False Claims Act by not properly testing pilot safety systems it sold to the U.S. military, Ohio federal prosecutors said Thursday.

Cobham subsidiary Conax Florida Corp. will pay $2 million to the government and also will supply nearly 5,000 electronic parts used with parachute releases, worth up to $2.4 million, to the Defense Logistics Agency, prosecutors said.

"Our military deserves equipment that is properly built and tested, and meets specifications...
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