The U.S. Department of Justice has joined a whistleblower suit against Materials and Electrochemical Research Corp., saying company officers created a false company and forged signatures to obtain millions in government contracts.
The suit alleges that the Tucson, Arizona, company filed falsified documents to get contracts with NASA, the Dept. of Energy and the Dept. of Defense. The contracts involved optics and nanotechnology research, according to a May 9, 2008 article in the Tucson Citizen.