United Parcel Service, Inc agreed to pay more than $25 million to settle charges it submitted false claims to the federal government about late delivery of Next Day Air overnight packages, the Department of Justice said. The company guaranteed next-day delivery of package by specified times under those contracts but is alleged to have concealed the company’s repeated failure to meet those delivery guarantees from 2004 to 2014.
Federal prosecutors charged that UPS knowingly recorded inaccurate delivery times or codes suggesting that the mail had been delayed due to matters beyond the company’s control. UPS did not admit to such facts as part of the settlement. A whistleblower will collect as a result of the settlement