Verizon Accused Of Knowingly Overcharging The DOD

By Natalie Olivo (July 7, 2016, 2:42 PM EDT) -- Verizon Wireless has been knowingly overcharging the U.S. Department of Defense by millions of dollars for wireless communication services in violation of the False Claims Act, according to a whistleblower suit unsealed on Wednesday in D.C. federal court.

Relator OnTheGo Wireless LLC, a rate plan analysis firm, accused Verizon of falsely telling the DOD that it would give the government prices that were as good or better than what it offered to its commercial customers. However, starting with a 2006 contract to provide wireless services to different military branches, Verizon routinely and knowingly charged the DOD more than its favored commercial...

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