Cintas Corp., an Ohio-based uniform supplier, is being investigated to determine whether the company has been overcharging government agencies. The Justice Dept. has asked a judge to order Cintas to turn over documents that were subpoenaed by the Postal Service’s Inspector general a year ago.
The Postal Service issued the subpoena as part of a probe into whether Cintas violated the False Claims Act by adding randomly calculated additional charges to invoices sent to federal agencies. Cintas is the largest seller of uniforms in the country.
The Cincinnati Post ran a story on the investigation on February 15, 2005.