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Government Printing Office defrauded by contractor

In a False Claims Act suit filed by the federal government, a printing company is accused of overcharging the Government Printing Office for work performed by a subcontractor, according to a report in the November 8, 2007 issue of the Washington Times.

The suit alleges that Controlled Quality Corp. charged the GPO almost $500,000 for work it paid a subcontractor to do for $61,000. The printing company was hired to perform work for the IRS. The contract required the company to perform the bulk of the work itself, but it subcontracted work, overcharged the government, and submitted vouchers that falsely certified compliance with the contract.

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