April 10, 2008 — Protective Products International Inc.
Protective Products International Inc. (PPI), has agreed to pay $960,000 to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by supplying defective Zylon Bulletproof vests.
The allegations of the case were that Sunrise Florida company sold Zylon bulletproof vests that it knew were defective because the Zylon material was not appropriate for ballistic applications. The vests were purchased by the United States and various state and local law enforcement agencies
“Defective body armor places our first-responders at risk unnecessarily ,” said Jeffrey S. Bucholtz, the acting Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division. “Today’s settlement shows that the Justice Department will hold accountable those who knowingly provide defective materials to the government.”
See U.S. Dept of Justice Press Release 4/10/08