Office Depot will reportedly pay $43 million to resolve allegations that the company violated the California False Claims Act by “systematically” violating the terms of its contracts with various California governmental agencies. The whisteblower, a former Office Depot salesman, alleged that Office Depot fraudulently over billed California governmental entities by violating “most favored public entity” provisions in the contracts. Under the settlement, over $11 million of the $43 million will go to the City of Los Angeles. Office Depot is currently under investigation for similar conduct in other jurisdictions.
If you have a procurement fraud case, please contact the Rabon Law Firm for a free consultation.