Contractor Blasts FCA Claims In Shoddy-Truck Suit

By Daniel Siegal (June 12, 2014, 8:54 PM EDT) -- Armet Armored Vehicles Inc. on Thursday urged a Virginia federal judge to toss its former president's False Claims Act suit alleging the company defrauded the government by supplying substandard trucks for use by U.S. forces in Iraq, saying the facts only support a contract claim.

Relator Frank Skinner claims that after Armet contracted with the U.S. in 2006 to supply 32 armored vehicles to be used for transporting U.S. and Iraqi officials through the war-torn country, Armet ended up delivering only seven vehicles that didn't meet the contracts' ballistic and blast-protection specifications.

In a brief in support of its motion to...

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