Friday, February 10, 2006

Corporate Express Office Products settles False Claims Act suit

Corporate Express Office Products, a Colorado-based company, has paid the United States $5.02 million to settle a qui tam suit brought under the whistleblower provisions of the False Claims Act. The suit alleged that Corporate Express submitted false claims when it sold office supply products from countries which do not have reciprocal trade agreements with the U.S. to federal agencies.

U.S. Newswire posted a press release on February 10, 2006.