Federal Information Technology Contractor Agrees to Pay More Than $6 Million to Settle Federal False Claims Act Allegations of Overbilling
Baltimore, MD (STL.News) Virginia-based Information Innovators, Inc. (Triple-I) has agreed to pay the United States $6.05 million to resolve allegations that a predecessor company, Creative Computing Solutions, Inc. (CCSi), violated the False Claims Act by knowingly overbilling the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for work performed by CCSi employees who lacked required job qualifications.
The settlement was announced by Acting United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Jonathan F. Lenzner; Acting Assistant Attorney General Brian M. Boynton of the Justice Department’s Civil Division; and Inspector General Joseph V. Cuffari of the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General.
“Defense contractors are required to bill for costs actually incurred, and to be truthful in the claims they submit to federal agencies,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Jonathan F. Lenzner. “The U.S. Attorney’s Office and our partners are committed to protecting taxpayer dollars and ensuring integrity and compliance with federal agency standards.”
“Contractors that knowingly overcharge the government will be held accountable,” said Acting Assistant Attorney General Brian M. Boynton of the Justice Department’s Civil Division.