Helicopter Maintenance Firm Brought Down in Settlement

The Department of Justice announced in a press release last week that it had settled a case brought under the False Claims Act against L-3 Vertex Aerospace, a subsidiary of L-3 Communications Corp. for $4 million.  The qui tam complaint, brought by a former L-3 employee, alleged that L-3 submitted false time records for helicopter maintenance work done at Camp Taji, Iraq, in 2004 and 2005.  At the case’s conclusion, the qui tam relator was paid $720,000 as his share of the settlement.

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