Justice Department Sues Reston Contractor, Alleges it Provided Unqualified Guards in Iraq

November 1, 2012

The Justice Department sued a Virginia-based contractor Wednesday, accusing the company of submitting false claims for unqualified guards under a $10 million contract to provide security in Iraq.

Triple Canopy, a private security company based in Reston, billed the United States for hundreds of Iraqi foreign nationals hired as security guards although they did not meet firearms proficiency tests established by the Army and required under the contract, according to the lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

the test results to get paid for the unqualified guards and that the company continued to bill the government even after high-level executives had been alerted about the misconduct.

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