U.S. settles false billing claim with transportation company
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS (KFVS) - According to the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Donald S. Boyce, transportation and logistics company Liberty Global Logistics (LGL) has paid the U.S. $294,800 to settle claims it violated its contract with the United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM).
LGL was accused of falsely billing the United States for convoy security services in Afghanistan that were never provided.
According to USTRANSCOM, on 20 occasions in 2016 and 13 occasions in 2017, certain LGL shipments moved without Afghan Public Protection Force (APPF), an arm of the Afghanistan government, which was in violation of their contract.
In addition to the settlement announced on July 13, LGL agreed to maintain a strengthened internal compliance program which monitors, identifies and prevents inaccurate billings.
This contract dispute was investigated by USTRANSCOM, the Defense Criminal Investigative Service, United States Army Criminal Investigation Command, the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, and the Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction.
According to U.S. Attorney Donald S. Boyce, LGL was cooperative in the investigation.
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