DynCorp International And The Sandi Group Agree To Pay More Than $8.7 Million To Resolve Allegations That They Submitted False And Inflated Claims For Payment To The State Department In Connection With The U.S. Effort To Rebuild Iraq

On April 22, 2011, the U.S. Department Of Justice announced that it had reached an agreement with DynCorp International LLC and The Sandi Group in which the two companies agreed to pay approximately $8.7 Million to settle a lawsuit brought under the False Claims Act.  According to the lawsuit, both companies submitted false or inflated claims for payment under their contract with the State Department to provide civilian police training in Iraq.  Dyncorp allegedly submitted inflated claims for the construction of container camps at a number of locations in Iraq.  And Sandi allegedly sought reimbursement for danger pay that it never actually paid to its US employees in Iraq.

The qui tam lawsuit was brought on behalf of the Government by two whistleblowers.  As a reward for disclosing the fraud to the Government, the whistleblowers will receive an approximately $480,000 share of the settlement proceeds.

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