Akal Security Inc. will pay the United States $18 million to resolve allegations that it violated the terms of its contract to provide trained civilian guards at eight U.S. Army bases. Some of the guards supplied by the contractor allegedly failed to satisfy weapons qualification requirements and receive other training, and the contractor allegedly failed to satisfy contractual man-hour requirements.
The settlement is the result of a whistleblower suit filed under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act. The three company employees who filed the suit will receive a portion of the recovery.
The U.S. Dept. of Justice issued a press release describing the settlement on July 13, 2007.