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September 24, 1987 | RALPH VARTABEDIAN, Times Staff Writer
The Justice Department said Wednesday that it will join forces with a whistle-blower who has sued McDonnell Douglas in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, alleging that the aerospace firm's helicopter unit overcharged the Army by at least $1.1 million on defense contracts. The suit was filed in March but was sealed until Wednesday under provisions of the federal False Claims Act, which permits individuals to sue a defense contractor on behalf of the government. U.S. Atty.
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August 17, 1989 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, Times Staff Writer
A former employee of McDonnell Douglas' helicopter manufacturing unit Wednesday settled a civil fraud suit that had accused the company of overcharging the Army $175 million on the Apache helicopter program, but his lawyers refused to reveal the terms of the agreement. U.S. District Judge William D. Keller approved the settlement and a confidentiality agreement providing that its details will be kept secret.
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May 1, 1989 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
Midway through the Civil War, somebody in Washington figured something was rotten on the battlefields of Virginia. The cavalry was being sold the same horses two and three times over. The Army tried to fire its gunpowder and found it had been blended with sawdust. Instead of "serviceable muskets and pistols," recounted one journalist of the day, the government got "the experimental failures of sanguine inventors." An outraged Congress, declaring that "it takes a rogue to catch a rogue," enlisted private citizens in the war on military contracting fraud, adopting a statute that would entice them to come forward by allowing them to file civil fraud lawsuits on behalf of the government and share in any fines or settlements collected.
BUSINESS
July 22, 1989 | RALPH VARTABEDIAN, Times Staff Writer
McDonnell Douglas is preparing to settle for several hundred thousand dollars a civil lawsuit alleging that the firm overcharged the Army for attack helicopters, according to Rod Stillwell, the plaintiff in the case. Stillwell, a former subcontracts administrator at McDonnell Douglas Helicopter Co., sued the firm in 1987 under the federal False Claims Act. Stillwell alleged that the company had overcharged the Army by $1.1 million on subcontracts for the Apache attack helicopter.
BUSINESS
July 22, 1989 | RALPH VARTABEDIAN, Times Staff Writer
McDonnell Douglas is preparing to settle for several hundred thousand dollars a civil lawsuit alleging that the firm overcharged the Army for attack helicopters, according to Rod Stillwell, the plaintiff in the case. Stillwell, a former subcontracts administrator at McDonnell Douglas Helicopter Co., sued the firm in 1987 under the federal False Claims Act. Stillwell alleged that the company had overcharged the Army by $1.1 million on subcontracts for the Apache attack helicopter.
BUSINESS
August 17, 1989 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, Times Staff Writer
A former employee of McDonnell Douglas' helicopter manufacturing unit Wednesday settled a civil fraud suit that had accused the company of overcharging the Army $175 million on the Apache helicopter program, but his lawyers refused to reveal the terms of the agreement. U.S. District Judge William D. Keller approved the settlement and a confidentiality agreement providing that its details will be kept secret.
NEWS
May 1, 1989 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
Midway through the Civil War, somebody in Washington figured something was rotten on the battlefields of Virginia. The cavalry was being sold the same horses two and three times over. The Army tried to fire its gunpowder and found it had been blended with sawdust. Instead of "serviceable muskets and pistols," recounted one journalist of the day, the government got "the experimental failures of sanguine inventors." An outraged Congress, declaring that "it takes a rogue to catch a rogue," enlisted private citizens in the war on military contracting fraud, adopting a statute that would entice them to come forward by allowing them to file civil fraud lawsuits on behalf of the government and share in any fines or settlements collected.
BUSINESS
September 24, 1987 | RALPH VARTABEDIAN, Times Staff Writer
The Justice Department said Wednesday that it will join forces with a whistle-blower who has sued McDonnell Douglas in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, alleging that the aerospace firm's helicopter unit overcharged the Army by at least $1.1 million on defense contracts. The suit was filed in March but was sealed until Wednesday under provisions of the federal False Claims Act, which permits individuals to sue a defense contractor on behalf of the government. U.S. Atty.
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