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IBM Agrees to Pay $14.8 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations Related to Maryland Health Benefit Exchange

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) and Cúram Software have agreed to pay $14.8 million to settle alleged violations of the False Claims Act arising from material misrepresentations to the State of Maryland during the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange (MHBE) contract award process for the development of Maryland’s Health Insurance Exchange (HIX) website and IT platform, the Department of Justice announced today. “Making misleading statements to win contract awards violates fundamental tenets of government contracting and harms the government and taxpayers,” said Assistant Attorney General Jody Hunt for the Department of Justice’s Civil Division. “The Department is committed to protecting the American taxpayer from false claims and preserving the integrity of federal funding decisions.” “When companies misrepresent their products and capabilities in order to win government contracts, they enrich themselves at taxpayers’ expense,” said U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur.  “Today’s resolution demonstrates our continuing commitment to hold companies accountable for their actions.” “Companies are expected to be candid about products, skills and abilities during contract negotiations,” said Maureen R. Dixon, Special Agent in Charge, for the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Inspector General.  “We will continue to work with the U.S. Department of Justice to ensure taxpayer dollars […]

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