Whistleblowers Accuse Helicopter Co. Of Overbilling Army

By Erica Teichert (September 17, 2014, 6:11 PM EDT) -- An Alabama federal judge on Wednesday unsealed a False Claims Act lawsuit brought by two MD Helicopters Inc. employees accusing the company and its CEO of overbilling the U.S. Army for helicopters that were purchased for foreign governments.

U.S. District Judge Abdul K. Kallon unsealed the complaint, filed by two MD employees in May 2013, after the federal government declined to intervene in the suit. Relators Philip Marsteller and Robert Swisher have alleged that MD knowingly hiked up its helicopter prices in multiple government contracts and that the company's CEO Lynn Tilton had an unethical relationship with an Army project manager...

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