Cardiovascular And Thoracic Surgeons Of Nevada Inc. Agrees To Pay $1.5 Million To Settle False Claims Act Allegations
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – United States Attorney Nicholas A. Trutanich announced today that Raytheon Company, a supplier of equipment to various Government agencies, has agreed to pay $1.075 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by inducing the County of Los Angeles, California, to enter into a contract funded by a federal grant, based on misrepresentations regarding Raytheon’s capability to provide the products involved. Raytheon was contracted to provide interoperable dispatch consoles to the County of Los Angeles for its sheriff and fire departments.
The False Claims Act is the United States’ primary civil remedy to redress false claims for government funds and property under government programs and contracts relating to such varied areas as health care, defense and national security, food safety and inspection, federally insured loans and mortgages, highway funds, small business contracts, agricultural subsidies, and disaster assistance.
The case was investigated by the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General. Assistant U.S. Attorney Roger Wenthe from the District of Nevada litigated the case.
The claims resolved by this settlement are allegations only, and there has been no determination of liability.