New Haven, Ct. –
Operations Investigative Support Division (OIS) team members Igor Yegoroff and Myron Antoniw, and previous OIS auditors Karen Yanochko, David Gotlib and Brian Green received the United States Attorney’s Award in recognition of their “superior efforts in the investigation and prosecution of U.S. ex rel. Balestrieri v. Triumph Actuation Systems – Connecticut LLC (Triumph)” on October 5.
Triumph agreed to pay the United States just under $500,000 for violating the False Claims act. Violations included charging the government for general and administrative labor costs already paid for by others. The OIS team assisted this investigation and provided expert knowledge in cost accounting standards (CAS) and federal acquisition regulations (FAR), calculating damages, and analyzing invoices and contractual documents.
In addition to the team’s recognition for supporting the Triumph case, OIS senior auditor Glen Hughes received the Eastern District of Virginia United States Attorney’s Office Annual Public Service Award. Mr. Hughes received the award on September 28 for his extraordinary work supporting the investigation for U.S. v. Obsidian Solutions Group, LLC (Obsidian). Allegations claimed that Obsidian violated the False Claims Act by billing the Defense Intelligence Agency for work that did not meet contractual requirements. The investigation concluded and Obsidian agreed to pay the United States over $500,000 to settle the violation.