Whistleblower Law Blog
Whistleblower Receives $720,000 Award in Settlement of False Claims Act Action
DOJ announced on December 8, 2008, that an employee of a contractor providing U.S. maintenance services in Iraq received $720,000 in a settlement of a qui tam suit he filed on behalf of the U.S. government. The suit alleged that the company submitted false and inflated claims of hours worked to the Army. The employee filed the qui tam claim under the False Claims Act, which gives private citizens the right to share in any recovery.