December 12, 1996 Snap-On
Snap-On Incorporation has agreed to pay nearly $900,000 to settle claims that it over billed the Department of Defense for tools used by military installations. The government alleged that Snap-On falsely represented itself as a small business and sold tools at a cost 10% higher than what it was offering through regional sales offices. The government has announced that the settlement resolves claims which could have been brought under the False Claims Act.
See U.S. Dept of Justice Press Release 12/12/96