Gallup hit with Lawsuit by Uncle Sam for fraudulent billing

The Justice Department has filed a 57 page federal lawsuit saying that Gallup, the world’s best known polling group, inflated estimates for the number of hours it would take to perform its polling services for Treasury and State Department. The feds also say that Gallup was negotiating to hire a federal employee who was responsible for Gallup’s contract at the Federal Emergency Management Agency while it was trying to get more work from FEMA. A former Gallup employee Michael Lindley revealed the information as a whistleblower when he saw the company repeatedly inflate its prices while negotiating single bidder contracts with Uncle Sam.