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DynCorp International Inc.
Longest v. DynCorp (Submitting False Claims to the Government)
Date: 05/29/2003 (Date of Filing)
Misconduct Type: Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency: Non-Governmental
Contracting Party: State Dept.
Court Type: Civil
Synopsis: On May 29, 2003, Gloria Longest, a former accounting manager for DynCorp International filed a lawsuit under the False Claims Act alleging that DynCorp submitted false claims to the government under International Narcotics & Law Enforcement Affairs contracts with the State Department to assist with South American counter-narcotics operations. Longest alleged DynCorp overcharged the State Department for employee expenses under the contracts between 1997 and 2003. The case settled pursuant to a confidential agreement in September 2008.