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Feds, Food Contractors Agree to End Spice Contract Fraud Suit

Aug. 27, 2020, 6:46 PM

Federal prosecutors, Shaver Foods LLC, and Zilka & Co. LLC settled a lawsuit accusing the companies of violating the False Claims Act by overcharging the Federal Bureau of Prisons for diluted spices, a Pennsylvania federal court said.

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania dismissed the case in a Wednesday order.

“Taxpayers deserve to get what they pay for,” said U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain. “My Office will ensure that contractors hold up their end of the bargain on government purchases—from garlic powder to fighter jets, and everything in between. We will not hesitate to bring False ...