Chevron Billed US For 'Phantom Managers,' Suit Claims

Law360, New York (February 20, 2014, 4:34 PM EST) -- A New Jersey federal court unsealed a False Claims Act complaint Wednesday in which a fired employee accused Chevron Corp. of billing the federal government for the work of “phantom managers” and illusory energy cost savings at a U.S. Army arsenal.

U.S. District Judge Jose Linares ordered the November 2011 complaint filed by William Porphy, a former Chevron facilities operations manager who worked at the Picatinny Arsenal, be unsealed after federal prosecutors declined to intervene in the case.

Porphy's qui tam case alleges that Chevron —...
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