A whistleblower suit against Federal Express, which claimed that the company wrongly blamed security measures for missed shipping deadlines and got out of paying penalties as a result, has been settled and the company will pay United States government $8 million. The suit was brought under the federal False Claims Act by a former Federal Express employee, who will receive $1.44 million of the settlement.
Source: Washington Post
Whistleblowers that bring suit under the federal False Claims Act may retain 15 – 25% of the monies recovered from the company or contractor that defrauded the United States government.
If you are aware of fraud on the federal government by government contractor, contact Lexington, Kentucky whistleblower lawyer Robert Abell at 859-254-7076.