The full story of Boeing fined $ 25 million
The "Insitu" company for the manufacture of drones of the American Aerospace Industries Group "Boeing" agreed to pay $ 25 million to settle a US federal lawsuit against it for allegedly obtaining undue amounts fraudulently in a contract with the US government.
The American newspaper "Seattle Times" indicated that a former employee was dismissed by the "Boeing" company called DR.
Ohara, he will receive $ 4.625 million from this fine for exposing the company’s fraud.
Insitu will also pay Ohara the costs of his fraud lawsuit against her.
According to the lawsuit, the company had supplied to the US military some of the recycled components in the drones as new.
According to a statement issued yesterday evening, Tuesday, local time in the American capital, the US Department of Justice accused the "Insitu" company of "intentionally providing incorrect pricing and cost data" in contracts to supply unmanned spy aircraft to both the Special Operations Command and the US Navy.
For its part, Insitu did not admit to making any mistakes, and said in a statement that "all of our information that we disclosed and provided to the government at that time met all requirements."
The US Department of Justice says that between 2009 and 2017, Insitu won five non-competitive bidding contracts with the Navy and two contracts with the US Special Operations Command to supply unmanned aerial vehicles at prices that were intentionally inflated by providing cost and pricing data based on the use of components and materials. New, while the company had always intended to use recycled components and parts.
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