Feds Jump Into Gallup Whistleblower's $10M FCA Suit

By Max Stendahl (August 22, 2012, 5:03 PM EDT) -- The federal government has intervened in a whistleblower's suit alleging The Gallup Organization overbilled government agencies by $10 million for polling service contracts, the U.S. Department of Justice said Wednesday, making the case public after nearly three years under seal.

The DOJ said it had intervened in the False Claims Act suit by Michael Lindley, Gallup's former client services director, who claims he was fired in retaliation for claiming the company defrauded the U.S. Mint and the U.S. Department of State, among other agencies. Gallup allegedly supplied contract bids based on inflated estimates of the number of hours it would take to perform...

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