By Jeffrey A. Newman
The former Gallup exec who unveiled information alleging that Gallup knowingly overstated its estimated labor hours in proposals to the U.S. Mint and State Department, has been awarded $1.9 million for doing so. Michael Lindley Gallup’s former director of client services will receive that money under the federal whistleblower law The False Claims Act (FCA) which allows individuals to sue for fraud on the government. The lasuit filed by Lindley last year resulted in Gallup paying $10.5 million to the government and also alleged that Gallup improperly engaged in employment negotiations with a then Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) official, in order to obtain a FEMA subcontract at an inflated price and additional FEMA funding after the subcontract had been awarded. Jeffrey Newman represents whistleblowers who report fraud on the government.