United States ex rel. Taxpayers Against Fraud and Chester L. Walsh v. General Electric Co. (S.D. Ohio)

Whistleblower Chet Walsh blew the whistle on a General Electric Company fraud scheme perpetrated under the U.S. foreign military aid program by an Israeli general, later convicted of bribery, accepting kickbacks, and other crimes. In 1992, a Cincinnati judge awarded Mr. Walsh a record-breaking $ 13.3 million for his role in the case that eventually garnered the Government over $ 59 million in a settlement with GE. 

Defendant General Electric officials were culpable in the scheme for not ensuring that the funds were used in the manner specified in its Government contract. Several high-ranking GE employees eventually pled guilty in conjunction with the fraud. Ann Lugbill's co-counsel in this matter included Mary Louise Cohen and John Phillips.


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