Mark Iandolo Jul. 8, 2016, 12:11pm


WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — Attorneys General Karl A. Racine, Mark R. Herring and Brian E. Frosh have announced the District of Columbia, Virginia, Maryland and the federal government have settled with MV Transportation after allegations of false billing.

MV Transportation is a private company focused on transportation management services. The organization allegedly falsely billed the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) for elderly and disabled rider transportation. The lawsuit stemmed from whistleblower complaints stating MV Transportation charged MetroAccess for “canceled” trips after consumers had passed away and for more expensive wheelchair-accessible vehicles for riders who did not need the service.

“Ensuring integrity in the use of taxpayer money is a top priority for this office and one of the key roles of any state attorney general," Racine said. "We were proud to work with our colleagues from Maryland, Virginia and the federal government to safeguard the funds of this crucial inter-jurisdictional agency.”

The company, as part of the settlement, will pay the state of Virginia $22,531, the state of Maryland $92,040 and the District of Columbia $35,831.

“Each state pays into the Metro system, and we expect that our taxpayers’ contributions will be used for the benefit of riders, not lost to fraudulent billing practices,” Herring said.

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