M.L. Energia, Inc. and Moshe Lavid, Ph.d. Eight-Year Scheme of Duplicated Research, False Billing and False Statements Involving Air Force, Navy, EPA and National Science Foundation “SBIR” Contracts Alleged in Whistleblower Complaint; Research/ Consulting Lab, Owner Will Repay Approximately $1.1 Million To Settle Allegations

NEWARK, NJ — The owner of a Plainsboro, New Jersey-based research and consulting firm today settled whistleblower allegations brought under the Qui Tam provisions of the federal False Claims Act (“FCA”), agreeing to pay more than $1.1 million to the Government for his alleged role in an eight-year scheme to defraud several federal agencies under Small Business Innovation Research Program (“SBIR”) grants, Manhattan-based attorney Timothy J. McInnis announced.

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Related filed court documents:
Lavid News Release (PDF)
Lavid Complaint (PDF)
Lavid Settlement Agreement (PDF)

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