Tuesday, November 22, 2005
Contractors use False Claims Act for Competitive Edge
A story in yesterday’s Washington Technology describes a new cottage industry in the nation’s capital: blowing the whistle on competitors with noncompliant government contracts. According to the article, it pays well!
The story says that in the past six months, three major office-supply contractors—OfficeMax Inc., Office Depot Inc. and Staples Inc.—paid $22 million in False Claims Act settlements to the US government. The government in turn paid two executives of Safina Office Products Inc. of Houston $3.2 million as their reward for helping auditors and investigators build a case against the three under the False Claims Act. More such cases appear to be in the works. Click on the link to learn about this novel use of the False Claims Act.
Posted by Quitam Help Admin on 11/22 at 03:27 PM
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