Antenna maker settles fraud allegations for $10 million

by Ben Vernia | October 24th, 2014

On October 24, the Department of Justice announced that a Colorado company with an Army contract for antennas had agreed to pay $10 million to settle allegations that it provided false cost information in contract negotiations. According to DOJ’s press release:

The Justice Department announced today that First RF Corporation (First RF), an antenna and radio system company located in Boulder, Colorado, has agreed to pay $10 million to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by submitting inflated claims for electronic warfare antennas sold to the U.S. Army to combat Improvised Explosive Devices.

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The settlement announced today resolves the United States’ investigation into First RF’s conduct in connection with a 2005 Army contract for the sale of electronic warfare antennas. Specifically, the United States alleged that First RF knowingly submitted false data to the Army that misrepresented First RF’s cost to manufacture the antennas, and thereby inflated the price for the antennas and the payments First RF received for them.

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