AIT Worldwide Logistic Inc., has agreed to pay $4.2 million to settle a whistleblower suit brought under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act.
The suit alleged that the shipper provided illegal gratuities to secure contracts at Norfolk Naval Shipyard. All of the shipyard’s bills of lading between 1999 and 2004 were awarded to AIT.
The company did not admit liability in the settlement.
Additional details are available in the October 21, 2006 issue of The Virginian-Pilot.