Whistleblower Case Bulletproof Vests

  • Toyobo Co., Ltd. Statement Regarding The Whistleblower Suit

    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 before their 5 …

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  • Bullet Proof Vest False Claims Act Case Ends in Victory ...

    Mar 16, 2018· Bullet Proof Vest False Claims Act Case Ends in Victory for Whistleblower Posted on March 16, 2018 by Andrew Findley The U.S. Department of Justice announced today that Japanese manufacturing company, Toyobo Co., Ltd., agreed to pay $66 million to settle allegations that it conspired to sell defective body armor to American police departments ...

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  • Japanese Fiber Manufacturer to Pay $66 Million for Alleged ...

    Mar 16, 2018· Toyobo Co. of Japan and Toyobo U.S.A., its American subsidiary, (collectively, Toyobo), agreed to pay $66 million to resolve claims under the False Claims Act that they sold defective Zylon fiber used in bullet proof vests the United States purchased for law enforcement agencies. The settlement is part of a larger federal investigation of the […]

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  • 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 …

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  • Toyobo to pay $66 million in bullet-proof vest fraud case ...

    Mar 16, 2018· (Reuters) — Japan’s Toyobo Co. Ltd. and its U.S. subsidiary have agreed to pay $66 million to resolve claims they sold defective fiber used in bullet-proof vests bought by the United States ...

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  • Bullet Proof Vest Whistleblower Dr. Westrick - YouTube

    NBC Today Show story about whistleblower Dr. Westrick, who reported that bullet proof vest company Second Chance was aware that their products were def...

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  • Vest whistleblower to get $5.7M in ... - The Detroit News

    Mar 16, 2018· The vests were purchased by federal, state and local police departments. The whistleblower was Westrick, who teaches criminal justice at Lake Superior State University in Michigan’s Upper ...

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  • SEC settles whistleblower case with $580,000 - The ...

    Jun 11, 2013· SEC settles whistleblower case with $580,000. By ... a hostile work environment and displayed threatening behavior by talking about bringing a firearm to work and wearing a bulletproof vest …

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  • Settlement: Whistleblower reveals defective bulletproof vests

    Aug 02, 2018· 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.

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  • BulletBlocker|Bulletproof Armor Laptop Case

    Jan 04, 2021· Set up your ballistic resistant mobile field office with the BulletBlocker NIJ IIIA Bulletproof Laptop Case that is designed to hold a 17" laptop and armored by BulletBlocker. The padded pack unzips to become a portable field desk with multiple pockets for …

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  • Whistleblower Lawyers, Japanese Toyobo Pays $66 Million to ...

    Mar 23, 2018· The Department of Justice recently announced the settlement of a qui tam lawsuit against Toyobo, the sole manufacturer of Zylon fiber used in bulletproof vests, in relation to their violation of the False Claims Act (FCA). According to the allegations of the case, between 2001 and 2005, Toyobo actively marketed and sold defective Zylon fiber […]

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  • Toyobo Co., Ltd. Statement Regarding The Whistleblower Suit

    Aug 17, 2018· 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 before their 5-year warranty.

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  • USDOL/OALJ Reporter: 2020 Federal Court Whistleblower ...

    Plaintiff was charged with violated Amtrak“s Standards of Excellence and Workplace Violence Policy. The court stated that ‘[t]he charges were based on the fact that the bulletproof vest made fellow Amtrak employee’s feel ‘threatened, intimidated and distracted, fearing for their safety. ’” Slip op. at 2-3 (citation to record omitted).

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  • Toyobo to pay $66 million in U.S. bullet-proof vest fraud case

    Mar 15, 2018· Japan's Toyobo Co Ltd <3101.T> and its U.S. subsidiary have agreed to pay $66 million to resolve claims they sold defective fiber used in bullet-proof vests bought by …

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

    Jul 16, 2018· “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.

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  • Toyobo to Pay $66 Million for False Claims Related to ...

    Apr 11, 2018· 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 Department …

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  • 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 ...

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  • 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 body ...

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  • Notice of Covered Action No. 2018-007 - Whistleblower.gov

    Press Release: PR7722-18 - Federal Court Enters $3.5 Million in Final Judgments against Ryan Madigan of Pittsford, New York, Randell A. Vest of Fort Myers, Florida, and Colorado Company R2 Capital Group, LLC. Judgment: Randell A. Vest and Bulletproof Vest, Inc. (Case No. 1:14-cv-02182-MSK-KLM, D. Colo., Apr. 12, 2018)

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  • Japanese Fiber Manufacturer to Pay $66 Million for Alleged ...

    Mar 15, 2018· 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 ...

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

    Jul 16, 2018· 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 ...

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  • Whistleblower Helps U.S. Recover $66 Million in ...

    The whistleblower sued Toyobo, alleging the Japanese firm pushed its bulletproof fiber Zylon even though it knew the material was defective and unsafe to use in body armor.

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  • Defective bulletproof vest whistleblower lawsuit settles ...

    Mar 29, 2018· 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 …

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  • Feds Settle Bulletproof Vest Claims With Toyobo For $66M ...

    The Department of Justice announced a $66 million settlement with bulletproof vest materials supplier Toyoba Co. Ltd. in Washington, D.C., federal court on Thursday, in a long-running ...

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  • Former company president settles False Claims Act case ...

    Aug 08, 2018· Richard C. Davis, the founder and former president and CEO of Michigan-based Second Chance Body Armor, Inc., recently 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 has announced.

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  • Canadian company settles defective body armor allegations ...

    Feb 05, 2009· 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 of bullet-proof vests sold by several companies and purchased by ...

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  • Whistleblower Testifies That President Bush Wore Faulty ...

    Sep 26, 2005· Whistleblower Testifies That President Bush Wore Faulty Bullet Proof Vest. Washington, D.C. September 26, 2005. In sworn deposition testimony, Second Chance Body Armor whistleblower Dr. Westrick testified that the President of the United States, the First Lady and members of the US Army Central Command all wore defective bullet proof vests sold by Second …

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  • Whistleblower Victorious in Defective Bullet Proof Vest Case

    Mar 23, 2018· Stephen Kohn Executive Director: The National Whistleblower Center discusses the case of the defective bullet proof vest that killed Officer Tony Zeppetella with…

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  • Whistleblower lawsuit leads to settlement in procurement ...

    Mar 24, 2018· 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 Claims Act.. According to the lawsuits, Toyoba and an American distributor, Second Chance Body Armor, …

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  • Manufacturer settles defective bulletproof vest lawsuit ...

    Apr 14, 2008· 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...

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  • Dr. Westrick | Qui Tam Whistleblower | Kohn, Kohn ...

    Dr. Westrick is the subject of a one-hour documentary featuring highlights of this case the scandal behind the sale of faulty bulletproof vest. The CBS show Whistleblower featuring Dr. Westrick aired on Friday, August 17, 2018 (Season 1, Episode 6) and is now available to watch online.

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  • Defective Body Armor Company CEO Settles for $1.2 Million

    Jul 19, 2018· The Bullet Proof Vests. Second Chance sold body armor to government agencies and then was reimbursed by the Department of Justice Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP) program. The DOJ alleged that Second Chance’s vests were defective when exposed to heat and humidity. They basically lose the ability to stop ballistic fire.

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