United States and Virginia Intervene in Metrorail Whistleblower Litigation

United States and Virginia Intervene in Metrorail Whistleblower Litigation

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The United States and the Commonwealth of Virginia have filed a notice of intervention in a whistleblower’s lawsuit that involves the provision of concrete panels to Phase II of the Dulles Metrorail Project (“Dulles Project”).  The case was unsealed Wednesday.

In March 2016, the whistleblower, or “Relator”, filed an under seal qui tam complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia pursuant to the whistleblower provisions of the federal False Claims Act and the Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act.  Following an investigation by the FBI’s Washington Field Office and the Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General, the United States and the Commonwealth of Virginia filed a combined notice of intervention against Universal Concrete Products Corporation, Donald Faust Jr., and Andrew Nolan.  The United States and the Commonwealth of Virginia will file a complaint in the coming weeks.

The United States and the Commonwealth of Virginia did not intervene in the Relator’s allegations against the general contractor for Phase II of the Dulles Project, Capital Rail Constructors (CRC).

The United States is represented in this matter by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia, and the Commonwealth of Virginia is represented by the Virginia Attorney General’s Office.

The qui tam complaint contains allegations only. There has been no determination of civil liability.

A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. Related court documents and information is located on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 1:16-cv-316.

Source;  U.S. Attorney’s Office Eastern District of Virginia