Former Second Chance Body Armor President Settles False ...

 · Richard C. Davis, the founder and former president and CEO of Michigan-based Second Chance Body Armor, Inc., agreed to resolve claims under the False Claims Act in connection with his role in the sale of defective Zylon bullet-proof vests purchased by the United States for federal, state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies, the Justice Department announced today.

Final Victory in Whistleblower Bullet-Proof Vest Case ...

"Bullet proof vests protect the brave men and women of our nation's law enforcement community, and those who manufacture and sell these products have a solemn duty to ensure their safety and efficacy." "Dr. Westrick's case is proof that whistleblower rewards are the key for the detection of fraud," said his attorney Stephen M. Kohn.

CBS Show Whistleblower Helps Highlight the Fight against ...

 · In another – the episode which aired most recently – "Dr. Westrick blew the whistle on Second Chance Body Armor and Toyobo Co., Ltd. after he says the two companies conspired to keep the defects of Zylon® a secret, failing to warn law enforcement and the military that the bulletproof vests made with Zylon® were wearing out well ...

Faulty Bulletproof Vest Case Featured on CBS's ... - WebWire

 · Faulty Bulletproof Vest Case Featured on CBS's "Whistleblower" Series CBS's August 17, 2018 episode of "Whistleblower," will feature Dr. Westrick's 14-year qui tam lawsuit ...

Defense Contractor Fraud - Whistleblower Law Collaborative

Product substitution with defective bulletproof vests: More than $132 million was paid by body armor manufacturers, weavers, and international trading companies including Toyobo Co., Ltd. of Japan and its American subsidiary, Toyobo U.S.A., Inc., to resolve claims that they sold defective Zylon fiber used in bullet-proof vests. Studies found ...

Whistleblower News: SEC Charges, Och-Ziff, False Claims ...

 · Whistleblower News: SEC Charges, Och-Ziff, False Claims. Jul 16, 2018. SEC Charges Oil Company CEO, Board Member With Hiding Personal Loans ... Former Second Chance Body Armor President Settles False Claims Act Case Related to Defective Bullet Proof Vests. Richard C. Davis, ...

Defective bulletproof vest whistleblower lawsuit settles ...

 · Members of law enforcement and the United States armed forces rely on bulletproof vests to preserve their lives. The Department of Justice recently announced that a fiber manufacturing company has agreed to settle a whistleblower lawsuit that alleged the company was aware that the fiber known as "Zylon" was not suited for use in bulletproof vests, yet the manufacturer continued to market ...

Highly Contested Defective Bullet Proof Vest Case Ends in ...

In 2004, Dr. Westrick filed this case against SCBA and Toyobo under the qui tam whistleblower provisions of the False Claims Act ("FCA"), the United States intervened in the case June 1, 2005. Toyobo maintained that it had no liability for the vests, arguing that SCBA should be blamed as it manufactured the actualvests, and that Toyobo only ...

Fight Corruption | Center for Whistleblower Rights & …

Companies and politicians that commit fraud, waste and abuse often do so quietly and out of sight of the public eye: companies falsify book records using impenetrable accounting methods, oil rigs dump waste into the sea under the veil of the night sky, and importers falsify customs forms to conceal illegal shipments of endangered wildlife.

Canadian company settles defective body armor …

 · Barrday Inc. and two related companies have agreed to pay the United States more than $1 million to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act in connection with their role in the weaving of fabric used in the manufacture and sale of defective bullet-proof vests. The fabric, Zylon, was used in the manufacture...

Bullet-Proof Vest Qui Tam Case Settles - Whistleblower ...

 · Bullet Proof Vest False Claims Act Case Ends in Victory for Whistleblower. Attorney General Sessions Condemns Companies That Sell Defective Equipment to First Responders. Washington, D.C. March 15, 2018.

Japanese Toyobo Pays $66 Million to Settle False Claims ...

 · According to the allegations of the case, between 2001 and 2005, Toyobo actively marketed and sold defective Zylon fiber for bullet proof vests, knowing that Zylon degraded quickly in normal heat and humidity, which makes the material unfit for use in bulletproof vests.

Part 3: Blowing the whistle weighs uncertainty against ...

 · Most whistleblower cases are hardly that straightforward or quick. Brendan Delaney, a software technician for the New York City Division of Health Care Access and Improvement, had uncovered systemic glitches in eClinicalWorks' medical records software that were potentially putting the health of prisoners in the New York City penal system at risk.. Blowing the whistle would consume …

Faulty Body Armor Case Featured on CBS's "Whistleblower ...

 · Zylon Body Armor Case Featured on "Whistleblower" Series. On Friday, August 17, 2018 at 10/9c, the CBS summer standout series "Whistleblower" featured the captivating story of Dr. Westrick, a whistleblower represented by Washington, D.C. qui tam attorney Stephen M. Kohn. Westrick went up against Japanese Fiber Manufacturer Toyobo and Second Chance Body Armor, the largest …

Whistleblower cases — Pollock | Cohen LLP

Whistleblower Examples of Cases of Fraud on the Government and Taxpayer . ... A company and its subsidiary paid $66 million to resolve claims that the fiber they used to produce their supposedly bullet-proof vests for law enforcement agencies was so weak and defective that it could not stop a …

Whistleblower lawsuit leads to settlement in procurement ...

 · Whistleblower lawsuit leads to $66 million settlement in procurement fraud case. The Department of Justice recently announced a big settlement with a Japanese manufacturer in a serious case of government procurement fraud. Japanese manufacturer Toyoba has promised to pay $66 million to resolve two lawsuits brought against them under the False ...

Companies supplied defective body armor ... - Phillips & …

 · The U.S. Dept. of Justice has filed suit against a maker of bulletproof vests and a ballistic fiber supplier. The complaint alleges that Second Chance Body Armor Inc. and its fiber supplier, Toyobo Co., sold body armor to several federal agencies, knowing it was defective. The vests were made with Zylon, a bullet-resistant fiber, and...

Fight Corruption | Center for Whistleblower Rights & …

KKC client Dr. Westrick was research director at Second Chance Body Armor when he discovered that bulletproof vests were prone to defects and were not completely bulletproof. His disclosure saved the lives of countless police officers and led to a $66 million fine.

How to File a Whistleblower Lawsuit - Cooper Elliott

 · Sanford Health settled the case for $20.2 million in 2019. Toyobo is a company that makes Zylon fiber, which was used in bulletproof vests for various levels of law enforcement. A study found that half the vests made with Zylon did not stop bullets, putting the lives of law officers at risk.

CBS News Special Will Feature Bullet Proof Vest Qui Tam ...

 · Tonight, CBS News will air a special one hour broadcast on Dr. Westrick, the whistleblower who exposed unsafe bullet proof vests sold to hundreds of local police departments, the U.S. military and Secret Service.The show, Whistleblower, will highlight Dr. Westrick's 14-year qui tam lawsuit against the manufacturers of faulty bulletproof vests made with the fabric Zylon.

Japanese Fiber Manufacturer to Pay $66 Million for …

 · WASHINGTON –Toyobo Co. Ltd. of Japan and its American subsidiary, Toyobo U.S.A. Inc., f/k/a Toyobo America Inc. (collectively, Toyobo), have agreed to pay $66 million to resolve claims under the False Claims Act that they sold defective Zylon fiber used in bullet proof vests that the United States purchased for federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies, the Justice ...

DOJ Settlement on Qui Tam Lawsuit Against Toyobo

 · According to the allegations of the case, between 2001 and 2005, Toyobo actively marketed and sold defective Zylon fiber for bullet proof vests, knowing that Zylon degraded quickly in normal heat ...

Bullet-Proof Vest Whistleblower Westrick Receives ...

 · This past Tuesday, Westrick, a whistleblower of defective bullet-proof vests, was awarded a Frank Wills & Martha Mitchell Pillar Award at the Whistleblower Summit for Civil and Human Rights. Pillar Awards are given by the Whistleblower …

Seven things whistleblowers want compliance officers to ...

 · In 2001, Westrick blew the whistle on defective bulletproof vests manufactured by Second Chance Body Armor, then spent nearly two decades providing testimony and evidence in various lawsuits. He didn't want to destroy Second Chance, which filed for bankruptcy when Westrick filed a False Claims Act lawsuit in 2004.

Manufacturer settles defective bulletproof vest lawsuit ...

 · Protective Products International Inc. (PPI) will pay the federal government $960,000 to resolve a False Claims Act suit, the Dept. of Justice announced on April 10, 2008. The suit alleged that PPI sold the government Zylon bulletproof vests it knew were defective because the Zylon material was not appropriate for ballistic applications. Other posts on...

Settlement: Whistleblower reveals ... - Fischer Legal Group

 · The Institute then stuck Zylon-containing vests from its compliant products list. Zylon is no longer used in bulletproof vests. The Justice Department has reached a settlement with the founder and former head of Second Chance, who has agreed to voluntarily resolve the False Claims Act allegations brought by the whistleblower.

Whistleblower Roundup - March 19, 2018 - Barrett Johnston

 · The Department of Justice announced that Japanese Fiber Manufacturer Toyobo Co. Ltd. of Japan and its American subsidiary, Toyobo U.S.A. Inc., f/k/a Toyobo America Inc. (collectively, Toyobo), have agreed to pay $66 million to settle a False Claims Act case against them. The case alleges that Toyobo knowingly marketed Zylon fiber as suitable for bulletproof vests, even though they knew that ...