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Boeing Agrees to Pay U.S. $25 Million in Qui Tam Settlement

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On August 13, 2009 the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a $25 million dollar settlement agreement with Boeing related to a qui tam (whistleblower) lawsuit originally filed by two former Boeing employees.  The suit alleged that Boeing installed defective insulation blankets in U.S. Air Force KC-10 aerial refueling aircraft while performing depot maintenance.  The DOJ press release also noted that "Auditors found that Boeing inflated estimates of the number of hours needed to perform the blanket kit work and charged an excessive hourly rate for the work."
 
The relators (whistleblowers) will share a bounty of $2.6 million, according to the announcement, which can be found here.
 

Newsflash

In March 2009, Nick Sanders’ article “Surviving Government Audits: Have the Rules of Engagement Changed?” was published in Government Contract Costs, Pricing & Accounting Reports (4 No. 2 GCCPAR P. 11). Apogee Consulting, Inc. is proud to announce that Mr. Sanders’ article was selected for reprint and publication in Thomson West’s The New Landscape of Government Contracting.  Mr. Sanders, Apogee Consulting’s Principal Consultant, joins such distinguished contributors as Professors Steven Schooner and Christopher Yukins, Luis Victorino and John Chierachella, Joseph West and Karen Manos, Joseph Barsalona and Philip Koos and Richard Meene, and several others.  The text covers a lot of ground, ranging from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to Business Ethics and Corporate Compliance, and includes several articles on the False Claim Act and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.  In addition, the text includes the full text of many statutory and regulatory matters affecting Government contract compliance.

 

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