DOJ Widens Gallup Whistleblower Suit Over Billing Practices

By Brian Mahoney (November 28, 2012, 8:39 PM EST) -- The U.S. government on Wednesday expanded its involvement in an ex-Gallup Inc. employee's False Claims Act suit over the company's billing practices, alleging Gallup violated procurement laws by failing to disclose it had engaged in employment talks with a government official who helped negotiate a $1.5 million subcontract awarded to it.

The DOJ alleges in a new complaint that Gallup and former Federal Emergency Management Agency director of human capital Timothy Cannon never disclosed to the government that Cannon had sought employment at the polling company during its bid on the subcontract in 2007 and 2008. 

"Cannon, a former FEMA official,...

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