Posted on Aug 12, 2009
A $2 million settlement in a whistleblower case against Boeing has been reached.  The suit claimed that the company defrauded the government by overbilling it for work done on Air Force planes; the suit alleged that Boeing submitted bills showing that more people worked on the planes than actually did. 

The whistleblower, former Boeing employee Edward Quintana, will share in 15-25% of the settlement.  Employees of government contractors that blow the whistle on defrauding or overcharging the government can receive 15-25% of the monies recovered under the federal False Claims Act.

Source:  Seattle Post-Intelligencer