Crane Company Agrees to Pay More Than $4.5 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Lawsuit for Non-Compliance with Military Specifications

Houston, Texas - Crane Company (Crane) has agreed to pay to the United States over $4.5 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by failing to comply with Military Specification (Mil Spec) Mil-V 24624 for certain high performance butterfly valves and requirements for inclusion on the Qualified Products List (QPL) where the valves appeared. The valves were supplied for use in U.S. Navy ships.

Aryan Circle Gang Leader Sentenced to 87 Months in Prison for Violent Crime in Aid of Racketeering

Dallas, Texas - A Texas man was sentenced Wednesday to 87 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for his role in directing subordinate Aryan Circle (AC) gang members to assault and inflict serious bodily injury on a victim.

Attorney General Merrick B. Garland Issues Statement on Recent Deaths and Injuries of Law Enforcement Personnel

Washington, DC - U.S. Attorney General Merrick B. Garland Monday issued the following statement:

Hownd and Hearst Newspapers Announce Joint Marketing Agreement

Tempe, Arizona - Hownd, provider of a promotional marketing platform that helps local merchants build stronger, healthier relationships with nearby consumers, and Hearst Newspapers, publisher of the Houston Chronicle and other newspapers in Houston and beyond, have announced a joint marketing agreement and pilot project in the Houston area that will see the two companies work together to better serve local brick and mortar businesses.

Government Contractor Agrees to Pay More Than $1 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Lawsuit for Overbilling in Federal Contracts

Arlington, Virginia - Airbus U.S. Space & Defense Inc., formerly known as Airbus Defense and Space Inc. (ADSI), has agreed to pay to the United States $1,043,475 to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by billing impermissible fees in contracts with a number of federal agencies.