False Claims Act: Boeing Pays $18 Million Related to Labor Overbilling

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The Department of Justice (DOJ) has announced that Boeing paid $18 million to settle claims it falsely charged labor hours on U.S. Air Force maintenance contracts. The government alleged that Boeing “knowingly charged the United States for time its mechanics spent on extended breaks and lunch hours, and not on maintenance and repair work properly chargeable to the contracts.” The allegations were brought on by whistleblower, James Thomas Webb, a former Boeing employee.

Contractors beware, the Government is cracking down on fraudulent claims especially as they relate to potential overcharges to the Government. “Defense contractors are required to obey …read more

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