DAVIS, Calif., May 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Two whistleblowers, represented by Hirst Law Group, P.C., in Davis, California, brought fraud allegations against shippers of military freight and helped the Government recover $13 million in a False Claims Act settlement announced today. The case involved a nationwide contract described by Transport Topics Newspaper as “the largest logistics outsourcing in history.”
In United States ex rel. Ricks, et al. v. Menlo Worldwide Government Services, LLC, et al., 2:13-cv-0539 (E.D. Cal.), Richard Ricks, 58, and Marcelo Cuellar, 30, filed a complaint under the federal False Claims Act, alleging that contractors under the Defense Transportation Coordination Initiative knowingly inflated charges to the Government for shipping military freight throughout the United States.
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