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Government Contracts

  • April 21, 2011

    Feds Seek 27-Month Sentence For Ill. Contractor

    A businessman who admittedly rigged a bid for a $1.7 million contract to repair garbage carts in Chicago deserved a relatively lenient 27-month prison term because he helped convict his partner, prosecutors told an Illinois federal court Wednesday.

  • April 21, 2011

    Cardinal Health Settles Kickback Claims For $8M

    Cardinal Health Inc. on Thursday agreed to shell out $8 million to settle claims in Missouri federal court that it paid kickbacks to a pharmacy owner for referral orders on prescription drugs covered by Medicare and Medicaid.

  • April 21, 2011

    Medicaid Claims Processor Dodges FCA Suit

    A federal judge in Washington on Wednesday dismissed Digital Healthcare Inc.'s suit accusing a Medicaid claims processor of committing fraud by refusing to use the plaintiff's insurance screening method, saying the complaint lacked necessary detail.

  • April 21, 2011

    Judge Again Shoots Down Civil Fines In Bid-Rigging Case

    A Virginia federal judge refused Wednesday to revisit a ruling nixing the U.S. government’s summary judgment bid to impose civil penalties on a Belgian company that admitted to participating in a criminal bid-rigging scheme to defraud the U.S. Department of Defense.

  • April 20, 2011

    Contractor Sues DOD To Block Trade Secrets Release

    An Afghanistan-based general contracting company filed suit against the U.S. Department of Defense in Washington on Tuesday to block the release of what it says is confidential information that could help its competitors.

  • April 20, 2011

    Obama Mulls Disclosure Of Contractor Contributions

    President Barack Obama is drafting an executive order that would require companies seeking government contracts to disclose their political campaign contributions, a White House spokesman said Wednesday.

  • April 20, 2011

    DOD Says Ex-Contract Audit Manager Harassed Workers

    The U.S. Department of Defense, following up on its pledge to monitor workplace complaints at the Defense Contract Audit Agency, reported Tuesday that a former manager in Texas had created an unprofessional workplace by publicly berating auditors.

  • April 20, 2011

    Shuttle Contractor Sues DOL Over Gender Pay Probe

    United Space Alliance LLC, the government's primary contractor for manned space missions, sued the U.S. Department of Labor on Tuesday over an order requiring the company to submit to an investigation into gender-based wage disparity or risk debarment.

  • April 20, 2011

    Va., Nev., NM Slap Pipe Maker With Fraud Suit

    Virginia, Nevada, New Mexico and dozens of local governments and water districts hit J-M Manufacturing Co. Inc. with a lawsuit in California state court Tuesday accusing the company of widespread fraud in the manufacturing and sale of PVC pipe.

  • April 19, 2011

    4th Circ. Reverses IIF Whistleblower's Bill For Fees

    The Fourth Circuit ruled Tuesday that an employee-turned-whistleblower at defense contractor IIF Data Solutions will not have to pay more than $500,000 in IIF attorneys' fees for filing a losing qui tam suit against the company.

  • April 19, 2011

    Afghanistan Contractors Want Kickback Cases Joined

    Two Afghan-American brothers charged with bribing U.S. military officials for construction contracts at Bagram Airfield asked a Hawaii court Monday to merge their case with a parallel case against them in Illinois, saying prosecutors and the defendants would benefit.

  • April 19, 2011

    L-3 Can't Block Lockheed Simulator Sale To Egypt

    A federal judge in Washington on Friday threw out defense contractor L-3 Communications Corp.’s suit accusing the U.S. government of improperly awarding Lockheed Martin Corp. a no-bid contract to sell fighter jet simulators to Egypt.

  • April 19, 2011

    Texas Hospital Fights To Sink Medicare Fraud Suit

    A Texas hospital moved Monday to dismiss a whistleblower suit alleging it billed Medicare and Medicaid for up to $30 million worth of drugs it acquired for free, saying the plaintiff's accusations were pure speculation.

  • April 19, 2011

    DOD To Exempt More Contractors From Insuring Assets

    The U.S. Department of Defense issued a proposed rule Tuesday that would eliminate a loophole requiring some contractors to insure property sold to the government.

  • April 19, 2011

    2nd Circ. Nixes Suit Over University's Medicare Bills

    The Second Circuit on Tuesday backed a lower court's dismissal of a qui tam suit accusing the University of Rochester Medical Center of fraudulently billing Medicare and Medicaid, also ruling that an attorney representing the whistleblower was rightly sanctioned.

  • April 18, 2011

    Delay Sought In Case Over Katrina Cleanup Contracts

    Both the U.S. government and a Mississippi official who allegedly received kickbacks on federal money earmarked for Hurricane Katrina cleanup contracts asked a judge last week to stay a civil forfeiture case while a criminal investigation is ongoing.

  • April 18, 2011

    SAIC To Add Evidence In GSA Bid-Rigging Suit

    Science Applications International Corp. was allowed to supplement its motion for summary judgment with late evidence Monday in a Mississippi qui tam suit accusing it of bid-rigging a $3.2 billion U.S. General Services Administration contract.

  • April 18, 2011

    NJ Contractor Pleads Guilty To Procurement Fraud

    New Jersey-based defense contractor Staff Gasket Manufacturing Corp. and its president pled guilty Monday to procurement fraud for outsourcing part of their manufacturing to China.

  • April 18, 2011

    Small Biz Group Sues HUD Over Lockheed Contract Info

    The American Small Business League on Wednesday sued the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in California for full access to Lockheed Martin Corp. records, marking the group's latest action over the alleged diversion of small-business contracts.

  • April 18, 2011

    Exec To Plead Guilty In $9M Navy Kickback Case

    The founder of technology services company Advanced Solutions for Tomorrow Inc. agreed Monday to plead guilty in Rhode Island federal court to bribery in a $9.2 million kickback scheme over U.S. Navy contracts.