004: Violating the False Claims Act

Situation

A furniture company obtained various contracts from the GSA to fit out its offices. The was provided over the course of 8 years while the company simultaneously grew its sales to the general public. Prices charged to the government were sometimes higher than that charged to the company‚Äôs private customers. The price discrepancies resulted in a whistleblower complaint and government investigation.    

All the information in this background comes from a Department of Justice press release and related articles.