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North American Specialty Insurance Company To Pay Over $1 Million To Settle False Claims Allegations For Bonding Contractor In Small Business Administration 8(a) Program Fraud Scheme



U.S. Attorney Andrew Murray announced today that New Hampshire-based North American Specialty Insurance Company (NAS IC) has agreed to resolve allegations that the company violated the False Claims Act by bonding a South Carolina general contractor that submitted false claims to the United States for services performed under fraudulently obtained contracts from the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. These contracts had been set aside for companies that qualified for the U.S. Small Business Administration's (SBA) Section 8(a) Business Development Program. NAS IC has agreed to pay $1,040,035.20 to resolve the government's allegations.