DOJ Intervenes In False Claims Suit Over FAR Lobbying Restrictions

In the latest indication that the Government is on the lookout for false and improper contractor certifications, the Department of Justice has intervened in a False Claims Act lawsuit against a Texas-based contractor involving the FAR lobbying restrictions.

According to a False Claims Act complaint filed by a whistleblower, Fluor Hanford Inc. and its parent company, Fluor Corporation, used federal funds for lobbying purposes, in violation of a FAR provision requiring Fluor to certify that it would not engage in lobbying with federal funds.

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