Ex-Worker Hit With $170K Sanction For Having Co.'s Docs

Law360, New York (October 19, 2017, 2:03 PM EDT) -- A former chief compliance officer at an Alaska Native corporation who allegedly copied privileged documents to use in a False Claims Act suit accusing the company of exploiting a Small Business Administration contracting program was ordered Wednesday to pay nearly $170,000 of the company's attorneys' fees.

U.S. District Judge H. Russel Holland's order sanctioned relator Ben Ferris, a former employee of the Afognak Native Corp., for the “possession and retention of nine privileged documents.” While parts of Afognak and its subsidiary Alutiiq LLC’s request for $379,705...
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