Fresh Point did not admit any wrongdoing or liability in the settlement. The settlement was awarded in Adams' bankruptcy, with the government getting about 0,000 and Hall ,000. Thompson, of Mobile, said that from their standpoint they were disappointed in the amount of money.Thompson knows of other whistleblower lawsuits involving DLA produce contracts. The government had a right to periodically perform audits under its contracts.If you can advise when you have done this (together with your invoice number) we will look out for your transfer.BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Birmingham-based Adams Produce overcharged the government for fruits and vegetables for several years, a former employee says.Overbilling for produce on government contracts isn't unique to Adams, Hall said in his interview. Justice Department announced that Fresh Point Inc., a Texas-based company and wholly owned subsidiary of Sysco Corp., had agreed to pay .2 million to resolve allegations that it overcharged DLA for fresh fruit and vegetables purchased under 15 different contracts. 11, 2009, Fresh Point overcharged the government on hundreds of sales of fresh fruit and vegetables by improperly inflating its prices to the government to reflect Fresh Point's view of the prevailing market price of the goods at the time of sale.Hall also was the whistleblower in a case against another of his former employers as well. The contracts were awarded to East Coast Fruit Company and subsequently performed by Fresh Point following Fresh Point's acquisition of East Coast Fruit Company in 2007. Hall, a former Fresh Point employee, was awarded 8,000 for being the whistleblower. Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Tennessee and Adams settled the lawsuit in August 2013.The fruits and vegetables were for troops, schools, and other customers in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, and Tennessee beginning in 2005 and continuing through the time the lawsuit was filed, the lawsuit stated.
But former Adams employee Charles Halls says that certainly wasn't the first time the government got cheated.
Adams did not pass along to the government the rebate savings the company received on goods because of Adams' affiliation with Pro-Act, a network of independent food distributors that consolidates purchasing, Hall's suit alleged.
Hall, as required under the False Claims Act, provided the Attorney General of the United States and the U. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee a disclosure statement of the evidence he had, according to the lawsuit.
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