USAID Contractors Agree to $1 Million Settlement Related to Delivery of Humanitarian Food Aid

The U.S. Justice Department announced Monday that Jacintoport International LLC and Seaboard Marine Ltd. have agreed to pay $1.075 million to settle a lawsuit alleging that the companies violated the False Claims Act in connection with a warehousing and logistics contract for the storage and redelivery of humanitarian food aid. The whistleblower in this case, the CEO of … [Read more...]

Crowley to Pay $17 Million For Role In Price Fixing Conspiracy

Crowley Liner Services (CLSI) on Monday was slapped with a $17 million fine after pleading guilty to felony price fixing charges relating to its freight transportation business between the U.S. and Puerto Rico.  CLSI, which is the liner freight arm of Jacksonville, FL-based Crowley Maritime Corporation, is the third company to be found guilty in connection to the price fixing … [Read more...]

Miami Ship Surveyor Could See 15 Years for Lying to Coast Guard, Falsely Certifying Ship

A Miami-based ship surveyor faces up to 15 years in prison after a federal jury in Miami has convicted him of lying to the Coast Guard and for falsely certifying the safety of ships at sea. According to a U.S. DoJ release, Alejandro Gonzalez, 60, of Miami-Dade County, Fla., was convicted by a federal jury in Miami of three counts of making false statements to the U.S. Coast … [Read more...]