April 27, 2006 York County Pennsylvania

York County, PA, will pay the United States $16 Million to settle allegations that it inflated claims to the Immigration and Naturalization Service for housing INS detainees.  York County, which operates York County Prison, is one of the largest providers of detention services in the nation.

The allegations of the case were that York County misrepresented the number of persons within the prison which resulted in an inflated rate for services which York provided to the INS.

The settlement resolves claims which could have otherwise been pursued under the False Claims Act.

See U.S. Dept of Justice Press Release 4/27/06

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