Thursday, January 26, 2012

DoD - Cargo fraud case settles for $31.9 Million

The Department of Justice announced that it has resolved a suit involving cargo-shipping fraud.  The suit was brought by an industry insider as a whistleblower action accusing Maersk Line Limited of overcharging the federal government for shipping cargo to troops stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan.  The government alleges that Maersk billed more than the contractual amount, added on excessive late fees by disregarding the necessary grace period in the contract, billed for deliveries not requested by the government, and failed to take into account some necessary rebates to which the government was entitled.  The whisltleblower is slated to receive $3.6 million as his share of the recovery by the government.  

Kudos to the Army CID and DCIS agents.

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