Uncle Sam joins whistleblower suit against Triple Canopy defense contractor for fake billing unqualified security in Iraq

The United States Department of Justice has officially joined an explosive federal whistleblower lawsuit against defense contractor Triple Canopy alleging the company fraudulently billed the U.S. for hundreds of foreign nationals hired as security guards who were not proficient in firing weapons. There is a firearms proficiency test which the government says Triple Canopy’s managers falsified. The complaint says that the company used the false qualification records in an attempt to persuade the JCC-I/A to award the company a second year of security work at the Al Asad Airbase. In June 2009, the Joint Contracting Commans in Iraq/Afghanistan awarded Triple Canopy a one year $10 million contract to perform a variety of security services at the airbase, the second largest base in iraq.