Murfreesboro trucking company settles $750,000 lawsuit from United States Postal Service

McCormick Trucking,

McCormick Trucking, based in Murfreesboro, settled a suit from the United States Postal Service this week, a release from the U.S. Attorney's office states.

Tracie McCormick, Inc., has agreed to pay $750,000 to settle the allegations of double billing the USPS from approximately January 2011 through November 2013.

Paying twice
The settlement agreement states that between that time, the USPS payed twice for fuel on the same routes. The suit alleged that McCormick used credit cards issued by the USPS on certain fuel routes when the contracts already provided itemized payment for fuel on those routes.

“We are gratified to have contributed to this investigation and applaud the exceptional work by the investigative team and the U.S. Attorney’s Office,” Scott Pierce, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General, said in the release. “Along with our law enforcement partners, the USPS OIG will continue to aggressively investigate issues that have a detrimental financial impact on the Postal Service.”

Joint investigation
The case was a joint investigation by the USPS Office of Inspector General and the U.S. Attorney's office for the Middle District of Tennessee.

“This Office remains committed to protecting the public fisc through affirmative civil enforcement investigations and litigation,” said U.S. Attorney Don Cochran said in the release. “Be it healthcare fraud or government contracting disputes, we will diligently pursue any violations of federal law that result in a loss of taxpayer funds.”

Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher C. Sabis represented the U.S. in the case.

 

Source:https://www.dnj.com/story/news/2018/05/16/murfreesboro-trucking-company-settles-750-000-post-office-law-suit/615191002/

 

on 16 May 2018