Energy Company Pays Approximately $4 Million to Resolve Alleged False Claims Act Violations
Connecticut-based Louis Dreyfus Energy Services and the United States have agreed to settle alleged False Claims Act violations. The settlement requires Louis Dreyfus Energy Services to pay the United States $4.08 Million.
The alleged False Claims Act violations stem from a natural gas contract between Louis Dreyfus Energy Services and the Department of the Interior. The contract included a clause that permitted Louis Dreyfus Energy Services to receive a price discount. The Department of the Interior argued that the discount applied only in limited circumstances. However, Louis Dreyfus filed claims to receive the discount, and received the discount, in the absence of a qualifying circumstance.
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