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Jacobs Technology Accused of Employee Background Check Fraud

Jan. 3, 2020, 3:06 PM

A whistleblower contends that Jacobs Technology Inc. and Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. violated the False Claims Act by failing to satisfy employment eligibility and drug testing requirements for employees under a $112 million information technology contract for U.S. Special Operations Command.

The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida unsealed the July 2018 complaint Jan. 2. The federal government declined to join the case.

Tyrel Mendelson-Curry, a Jacobs human resources employee, says the companies violated the FCA by not requiring employees to complete I-9 employment eligibility forms as required by the Immigration and Nationality Act and Federal Acquisition ...

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