July 30, 2010 – The U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday that it has filed a complaint against Oracle, accusing the company of defrauding the federal government on a software contract.

The DoJ brought the complaint under the False Claims Act. In its lawsuit, the government alleges Oracle misrepresented its commercial sales practices in regards to a General Services Administration software contract, causing government customers to receive deals that were inferior to those Oracle gave to its private-sector clients. The government says the GSA contract was worth hundreds of millions of dollars between 1998 and 2006.

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