By David Waite Advertiser Staff Writer
Thomas Grande announced the settlement of a qui tam case against Shinwha Electronics for falsifying fire inspection records at military bases in Korea. This case is the first settlement against a foreign corporation under the Federal False Claims Act for activity on a foreign military base.
“This is an incredibly important case because the courageous actions of our client saved the lives of American military personnel,” Grande said. He noted that the company did not have proper test equipment to test fire safety systems such as sprinklers and fire alarm systems.