TransTechnology, a manufacturer of lifting devices for civilian and military aircraft, has announced the settlement of a False Claims Act suit that alleged that it made false certifications to the United States military concerning the overhaul and repair of equipment.
The suit was originally brought under the qui tam provision of the federal False Claims Act, which allows private whistleblowers to bring suits on behalf of the government. According to the complaint, Breeze-Eastern, a division of TransTechnology, had contracts to repair hoists and other equipment for the military and Coast Guard. Breeze-Eastern falsely certified compliance with contractural requirements and altered serial numbers and installed used parts during these overhauls and repairs.
The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey issued a press release on September 8, 2005.
The company’s press release was issued on September 9, 2005.