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Government Contracts

  • April 27, 2011

    Ala. Man Accused Of $2.6M HUBZone Status Fraud

    An Alabama man was indicted Tuesday for allegedly misrepresenting that his small business and some of its employees were based in a specially designated disadvantaged area, enabling it to obtain 28 government contracts worth nearly $2.6 million.

  • April 26, 2011

    SAIC Can't Snip Whistleblower From Bid-Rigging Suit

    A federal judge in Mississippi on Tuesday denied Science Applications International Corp.'s bid to cut a whistleblower from a suit accusing it of bid-rigging a $3.2 billion government contract.

  • April 26, 2011

    Agencies Propose New Conflict Of Interest Rule

    Federal agencies proposed a new rule Tuesday that would clarify the regulations on organizational conflicts of interest in government contracts, providing a possible alternative to a rule the U.S. Department of Defense proposed in 2010.

  • April 26, 2011

    GAO Nixes Synovate Protest Of $20M Army Award

    The U.S. Government Accountability Office announced Tuesday that it had denied market research company Synovate Inc.'s bid protest of a $20 million contract awarded to Altarum Institute to perform health care satisfaction surveys of U.S. Army personnel.

  • April 26, 2011

    Feds Fight Bid To Delay Ohio Corruption Trial

    Prosecutors asked a federal judge Tuesday to deny a request to push back the bribery and corruption trial of a former Ohio county commissioner and two co-defendants, claiming they have had ample time to prepare.

  • April 26, 2011

    Commission Slams Contractor Waste In Iraq, Afghanistan

    The U.S. Commission on Wartime Contracting on Monday called for greater accountability in government contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan, saying that waste and fraud continue to be a significant problem despite dozens of criminal convictions and billions of needlessly spent dollars.

  • April 26, 2011

    Aid Workers Get 12 Years In $2M USAID Fraud Case

    Two former humanitarian workers were each slapped with a 142-month prison sentence Tuesday in Washington for defrauding the federal government of $1.9 million through U.S. Agency for International Development-funded reconstruction projects in Liberia.

  • April 26, 2011

    Metro Med Workers Sentenced For $23M Medicare Fraud

    A Florida federal judge on Monday sentenced three local medical professionals to more than four years in prison each for their admitted roles in a $23 million Medicare fraud and kickback scheme involving HIV infusion therapy.

  • April 26, 2011

    Army Major, Wife Can't Shake Bribery Convictions

    A U.S. Army major convicted of taking $2.8 million in bribes in exchange for contracts in Iraq and Kuwait will not get a new trial or an acquittal, an Alabama federal judge said Monday.

  • April 26, 2011

    DOL Rule Aims To Boost Veterans' Job Chances

    The U.S. Department of Labor unveiled a proposed rule Tuesday that would compel contractors and subcontractors to extend greater affirmative action benefits to veterans protected under federal law.

  • April 25, 2011

    Fed. Circ. Backs $43M Award In Spent Nuke Fuel Suit

    The Federal Circuit on Monday shot down efforts by the U.S. to trim a $42.7 million award to Dominion Nuclear Connecticut Inc. for partial breach of contract over the disposal of spent nuclear fuel in Connecticut.

  • April 25, 2011

    Delay Sought In Ohio Corruption Trial

    A former Ohio county commissioner accused of taking kickbacks for help securing jobs and county contracts could see his trial delayed for 90 days, after one of his co-defendants in a public corruption case in Cleveland asked the court Monday for more time to prepare.

  • April 25, 2011

    Developer Sues US Over Low-Income Loan Repayment

    A New Hampshire low-income housing developer on Friday sued the federal government for allegedly blocking its efforts to exit a subsidized mortgage contract with the U.S. Department of Agriculture in order to protect low-income housing developments for rural communities.

  • April 25, 2011

    Judge Allows Revival Of Claims In Radiology FCA Suit

    Whistleblowers who accused the Center for Diagnostic Imaging Inc. of paying physician groups for Medicare and Medicaid referrals were granted leave to amend their claims Monday, allowing them to potentially revive Stark Act claims that were tossed earlier in April.

  • April 25, 2011

    BP Facility Not Subject To Public Utility Regs

    An Indiana appeals court ruled Monday that a BP Products North American Inc. facility with contracts to provide steam and other utility services to private companies is not a public utility — and thus not subject to such state regulations.

  • April 25, 2011

    Ballard Spahr Lures Ariz. Gov's GC To Phoenix Office

    Ballard Spahr LLP announced Monday that it snagged Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's general counsel as a partner in the litigation department to focus on government relations, regulatory compliance and public-private partnerships.

  • April 25, 2011

    LA, Suburb Cry Fraud Over $300M Housing Projects

    Los Angeles and Glendale, Calif., on Thursday alleged that Advanced Development and Investment Inc. overbilled and otherwise defrauded them in the construction of 19 affordable housing projects that cost nearly $300 million.

  • April 25, 2011

    HD Supply, Home Depot Lose Bid To Nix FCA Suit

    A California federal judge on Friday refused to dismiss a suit accusing HD Supply Inc. and Home Depot Inc. of violating the False Claims Act and Buy American Act by selling imported construction materials to government agencies.

  • April 25, 2011

    Judge Trims Kuwaiti Co.'s Suit Over Nixed Army Contracts

    A federal judge on Friday tossed an improper contract termination claim in one of four actions a Kuwaiti corporation filed against the U.S. seeking damages over contracts it argues were improperly canceled or mishandled.

  • April 25, 2011

    Community Health Under Microscope For Medicare Billing

    The U.S. government is coordinating overlapping federal investigations into Community Health Systems Inc.'s Medicare billing practices, and will help Texas' attorney general pursue a separate probe, the hospital operator revealed in a securities filing Monday.