Pentagon Says Shipper Fudged Weights To Pad $723M Bill

Law360, New York (December 12, 2013, 1:27 PM EST) -- Two shipping companies lied about how much military shipments weighed to pad its $723 million bill to the government since 2009 for relocating military personnel, federal attorneys alleged in new court documents Wednesday.

Alabama-based Covan World-Wide Moving Inc. and Coleman American Moving Services Inc., which the government says essentially operate with other subsidiaries as one entity known as the Covan Carrier Group, repeatedly forged documents or "whited out" portions of documents to inflate its charges for relocating military personnel in violation of the False Claims Act,...
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Case Title

United States of America et al v. Covan World-Wide Moving Inc et al

Case Number



South Carolina

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions


Joseph F Anderson, Jr

Date Filed

April 30, 2012

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