Textile manufacturer to pay $492K for selling foreign-made blankets to the Department of Defense

Dec. 20, 2022
Hyman Brickle & Son, Inc. violated the False Claims Act when they knowingly sold woolen blankets that were manufactured using labor from India.

A Rhode Island textile manufacturer will have to pay $492,236 to the federal government for selling products to the U.S. Department of Defense that were made using foreign labor. Hyman Brickle & Son, Inc. violated the False Claims Act when they knowingly sold woolen blankets that were manufactured using labor from India. According to United States Attorney Zachary A. Cunha, the Berry Amendment states that textiles purchased by the Department of Defense must be made in the United States using American workers.

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