Software giant Oracle has settled a fraud suit launched by the US government to the tune of $199.5m, the US Department of Justice has announced. The DoJ complaint against Oracle was filed in June 2010 in the wake of a whistleblower lawsuit by former Oracle employee Paul Frascella, who was senior director of contract services at …
No Oracle reference for Paul Frascella then, I guess
Both Canada and the US have these purchasing arrangements and each and every order acknowledgement and invoice has to be sworn that they are most favoured customer prices.
The wording of the oath is very clear and has to be sworn by an officer of the company. It is a dumb thing to cheat on them as government auditors come in randomly to check on things.
The penalty for swearing false declarations is a fine or jail time.
With $40-million Paul Frascella should be set for life!
I have to say that with $40m in pocket he's probably not to concerned about the lack of a reference.
should give him a job to wind Oracle up!
Patience, young Grasshopper.
I wait eagerly for the UK version of this legislation......
It could happen. I never thought I'd see a black president with a Muslim name, but I think the chance of the US actually electing a Muslim or an openly gay president would happen first .
"the US actually electing a Muslim or an openly gay president would happen first"
Could be worse.
The could elect a *woman*
Is there some legal or accounting significance in not hitting $200m
Or did someone just sneakily pocket half a mil? It seems a strange number to settle on.
Oracle overcharges ????
No...no way....surely not....you jest....
Well .. that's curious
As I recall .. Microsoft gave China huge discounts to obtain better cooperation on piracy
Did then the US government get the same kind of discounts ? .. and if so ..
are private consumers / businesses getting royally screwed and are the only ones supporting MS's 40% gross margins ?
I rather suspect...
the alternative was something like 'let China carry on using all their software for free', something that Uncle Sam presumably does not do either.
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