October 3, 1994 Tandum Computers
Computer manufacturer Tandum Computers Inc. has agreed to pay nearly $2 Million Dollars to settle allegations that it failed to tell the government about discounts it offered to commercial customers and deprived the government of discounts to which it was entitled for the purchase of computer equipment and software. Tandum, in negotiating a contract to sell automated data processing equipment and software to the government, did not tell the government that it gave commercial customers higher discounts than what it offered to the government. As a result, the government paid more for Tandum’s products, which gave rise to a claim under The False Claims Act against Tandum.
See U.S. Dept of Justice Press Release 10/3/94