DOJ Complaint Carries Huge Risks For Snowden Investigator

Law360, New York (January 23, 2014, 11:13 PM EST) -- The company that performed the background check for National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden stands accused of “dumping” 665,000 investigations before they were complete, and the False Claims Act will give the government ample opportunity to pursue a fraud recovery on sheer volume alone, attorneys say.

The U.S. Department of Justice's complaint, filed Wednesday in a whistleblower suit that began under seal in 2011, fleshes out the claims against U.S. Investigations Services, saying the company rubber-stamped as many as 40 percent of its investigations without completing...
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