L3 Technologies to pay $21.8M over false claims to DOD


A Utah-based military equipment manufacturer agreed to pay $21.8 million to settle false claim charges levied by the Department of Justice (DOJ) regarding double-billing the Department of Defense (DOD) for certain parts.

L3 Technologies knowingly billed the DOD twice for nuts, bolts, and other common parts in dozens of contracts between 2008 and 2011, the DOJ said in a settlement agreement, filed Monday in U.S. District Court for the District of Utah.

In conjunction, the DOJ agreed to pay nearly $8 million to settle a lawsuit filed by L3 against the agency over breach of contract. The lawsuit alleged that in “an effort to prevent L3 from continuing to double-charge for common-stock items, the [DOD] improperly prohibited L3 from charging certain other costs,” the DOJ said.

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