Sunday, September 09, 2007

Suing to know more about what really happened at the WTC, Sept. 11, 2001

[click here] for pdf file of the below:

Jerry V. Leaphart #JL4468
Jerry V. Leaphart & Assoc., P.C.
8 West Street, Suite 203
Danbury, CT 06810
(203) 825-6265 – phone
(203) 825-6256 – fax
jsleaphart@cs.com
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
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DR. MORGAN REYNOLDS on behalf of the :
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, :
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Plaintiff/Relator, : FILED UNDER SEAL
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vs. :
:
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SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL :
CORP.; APPLIED RESEARCH ASSOCIATES, INC.; :
BOEING; NuSTATS; COMPUTER :
AIDED ENGINEERING ASSOCIATES, INC.; :
DATASOURCE, INC.; GEOSTAATS, INC.; :
GILSANZ MURRAY STEFICEK LLP; : QUI TAM COMPLAINT
HUGHES ASSOCIATES, INC.; AJMAL : and JURY DEMAND
ABBASI; EDUARDO KAUSEL; :
DAVID PARKS; DAVID SHARP; DANIELE : DOCKET NO.
VENEZANO; JOSEF VAN DYCK; KASPAR :
WILLIAM; ROLF JENSEN & ASSOCIATES, :
INC; ROSENWASSER/GROSSMAN CONSULTING : May 31, 2007
ENGINEERS, P.C.; SIMPSON GUMPERTZ & :
HEGER, INC.; S. K. GHOSH ASSOCIATES, :
INC.; SKIDMORE, OWINGS & MERRILL, :
LLP; TENG & ASSOCIATES, INC.; :
UNDERWRITERS LABORATORIES, INC.; :
WISS, JANNEY, ELSTNER ASSOCIATES, :
INC.; AMERICAN AIRLINES; SILVERSTEIN :
PROPERTIES; and UNITED AIRLINES, :
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Defendants. :
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The plaintiff/relator, Dr. Morgan Reynolds, plaintiff, by his attorney, Jerry V.
Leaphart of Jerry V. Leaphart & Assoc., P.C. alleges as follows:
I. NATURE OF ACTION
1. The United States brings this action to recover treble damages and civil
penalties under the False Claims Act, 31 U.S.C. §§ 3729-33 and to recover all available
damages and other monetary relief under the common law or equitable theories of unjust
enrichment, payment under mistake of fact, recoupment of overpayments and common
law fraud.
2. These claims are based upon defendants' false claims and false statements
made in and pursuant to certain reports, meetings, decision-making procedures,
documentation, analyses of various types that resulted in accumulation of thousands of
pages of text, reports, illustrations and graphic displays for which defendants received
significant monetary compensation, all the while having overt and direct knowledge;
and/or covert and indirect knowledge, or should have had such knowledge, that all such
documentation was either false, fraudulent, a sham and/or designed to obfuscate the true
and correct state of affairs that existed and that was hidden, as hereinafter articulated in
detail. Recommendations and other contacts made with certain specified and otherwise
duly empowered personnel and employees of that certain branch, agency or
instrumentality of the United States Department of Commerce known as the National
Institute of Standards and Technology (hereinafter generally referred to as NIST) were
misled by the defendants’ fraudulent acts and/or omissions.
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3. Under and pursuant to the National Construction Safety Team (NCST)
Act, 15 USCS @ 7301, signed into law in October 2002, NIST was duly authorized to
investigate so-called building failures in the United States. The investigation of the
destruction of the World Trade Center (WTC) complex occurring on September 11, 2001
began on or about August 21, 2002, with a budget of some sixteen million ($16,000,000)
allocated for that purpose. The final report on the collapses of the 110-story, so-called
Twin Towers of the WTC (hereinafter referred to jointly as WTC1, 2; and individually as
WTC 1 and/or WTC2) was issued on or about October 26, 2005. Said report is entitled
“Final Report on the Collapse of the World Trade Center Towers, and is commonly
referred to as NCSTAR 1 (NCSTAR 1). NIST is still thought to be investigating the
destruction of WTC building number 7 (WTC7), which was a 47-story skyscraper that
inexplicably seemingly self-destructed in 6.6 seconds occurring at approximately 5:20PM
on September 11, 2001, despite having not been visibly damaged by either any jetliner,
missile or other object that would subject a modern, steel reinforced skyscraper to the
danger of a complete, sudden and total disintegration, falling into its own footprint in less
than seven seconds, which is almost tantamount to the time an object would take to fall
from the height of WTC7 if it were free-falling in a vacuum, absent air resistance. NIST
has not yet issued a report on the destruction of WTC7, but is relying on many of the
same defendants herein named for purposes of the preparation of the report on WTC7.
Upon information and belief, the ongoing conduct of NIST’s investigation is or may be
the subject of other legal proceedings that are likewise calling attention to the need for
corrections in the approach taken in that investigation.
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4. During the course of its investigation of the destruction of WTC1,2, NIST
caused to be issued certain “solicitations” resulting in the awarding of certain contracts
under and pursuant to which each of the said defendants were to have provided
consulting and other services that would have enabled NIST to carryout its statutory
mandate of “determining what caused the destruction of WTC1,2.”
5. Instead, however, defendants knowingly concealed, or failed to disclose,
or caused others to fail to disclose material information in several reports filed in the
public domain along with NCSTAR 1, and that comprise various sub-parts of NCSTAR
1, known as NCSTAR 1-1 through and including NCSTAR 1-8 and various subparts
under each of the said NCSTAR 1-1 through and including NCSTAR 1-8 that, in the
aggregate, constitute several thousand pages of text, documentation, graphical displays,
simulations, charts and other documentation, all of which purported to satisfy, but
intentionally did not satisfy, the mandate that NIST had, which was that of determining
what cause the destruction of WTC1,2. Instead, all such documentation serves solely to
mislead, obfuscate and provide a vehicle for the intended fraud; namely, that of steering
NIST away from a consideration of what caused the destruction of WTC1,2; which, as
elsewhere elaborated upon, was the use on 9/11/01 of exotic weaponry known as directed
energy weapons.
6. Indeed, NIST, at pg. xxxv-vi of NCSTAR 1 openly admits that its
mandate was to “determine why and how WTC1 and WTC2 collapsed following the
initial impacts of the aircraft and why and how WTC 7 collapsed”. But, shortly thereafter
and at pg. xxxvii of NCSTAR 1, NIST acknowledges that it did not “determine why and
how WTC1 and WTC2 collapsed following the initial impacts of the aircraft and why and
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how WTC 7 collapsed” but, instead, NIST openly narrowed and limited its stated
mandate of NCSTAR 1 at the behest and based upon the fraud perpetrated by defendants
resulting in the inexplicable narrowing of NCSTAR 1’s mandate as follows: “[T]he
focus of the Investigation was on the sequence of events from the instant of aircraft
impact to the initiation of collapse for each tower. For brevity in this report, this
sequence is referred to as the ‘probable collapse sequence’, although it includes little
analysis of the structural behavior of the tower after the conditions for collapse initiation
were reached and collapse became inevitable”. That innocuous sounding admission that
NIST did not carry out its statutory function or mandate was caused by fraud and deceit
and is the subject of this Qui Tam lawsuit.
7. Relator, in a Request for Correction dated March 8, 2007 (hereinafter
generally referred to as March 8 RFC), copy annexed as Exhibit A, challenged NCSTAR
1 in its entirety based on the Data Quality Act Section 515 Public Law 106-554 and based
on NIST’s admitted failure to determine what caused the destruction of WTC1,2, and
further based on the submittal of proof that the actual cause was obfuscated by use of
false, misleading and fraudulent simulations seemingly showing how hollow, aluminum
aircraft could impact with structural steel and nonetheless, glide right through such steel
structures (WTC1,2) from nose to end of its tail and wing to wing and leave an airplane
shape, no less, all as though this event were a cartoon much like the Roadrunner; or much
like a hot knife through butter. Such simulations violate the Data Quality Act and the
False Claims Act and relator herein has so asserted.
8. In the March 8 RFC and in Supplement No. 1 to said March 8 RFC that
was filed with NIST on April __, 2007, Relator indicated that fraud had been committed
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in that NCSTAR 1 was a fraudulent document, resulting from the acts and omissions of
NIST participants, including the defendants herein; and/or in other respects, was
fraudulent for ignoring, disregarding and/or intentionally concealing abundant evidence
confirming that the conclusions contained in NCSTAR 1 were untenable, incomplete and
incongruent with the facts at hand; in other words: fraudulent.
9. Although the March 8 RFC is a comprehensive document detailing exactly
how, in what manner and for what reasons NCSTAR 1 is fraudulent, and should therefore
be read in its entirety in conjunction with the claims of fraud made herein, it can be said
that in the main, NCSTAR 1 is fraudulent because it intentionally conceals the fact that
the buildings known as the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center Complex, World
Trade Center 1 and World Trade Center 2 were not hit by Boeing 767 jetliners and all
such claims to that effect are glaringly and obviously blatantly false and are indeed, a
manifested psychological operation (“psy op”) of the type that one or more of the
defendants herein, including, without limitation, SAIC, specialize in.
10. Upon information and belief, such psy ops are and remain highly
classified, secret instrumentalities of the military apparatus of the Armed Forces of the
United States of America. Some of the defendants are known manufacturers, developers,
implementers, testers, and researchers or are otherwise participants in either the
development of psy ops or the concealment of their true nature and capacities from the
general public. Much of the secrecy apparatus under which psy ops are developed and
were employed on September 11, 2001 (hereinafter generally referred to as 9/11/01) may,
in fact, fall outside the purview of the normal, legally mandated decisional and command
structure of the Armed Forces of the United States of America and may, in fact, be rogue
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elements that are neither responsive to or even known to the lawful chain of command of
the Armed Forces.
11. It is in that manner that some 3000 deaths were inflicted upon the United
States of America on 9/11/01 based on fraud, apparent criminality and/or treason of a
virtually unprecedented scale. This applies to both the events of 9/11/01 and to
subsequent events that were justified upon the alleged commission of terror against the
USA, when, in fact, the operation on 9/11/01 was in the nature of what is known as a
“false flag operation” and what is also known as a “psychological operation” (psy op), of
the type that some of the defendants herein, including, by way of non-exhaustive
example, SAIC, engage in as a part of their business operations.
12. In reporting as NCSTAR 1 did, that two 110 story skyscrapers, WTC1,2,
disintegrated in less than 10 seconds each, leaving a debris field that was almost level
with the ground and rarely rising more than one-story in height and where heavy gauge,
high quality steel, which quality of steel is and was well known to some defendants,
including by way of non-exhaustive example, Underwriters Laboratories, was turned to
dust before our very eyes and to claim, as NCSTAR 1 did, that the process seen was the
“inevitable” result of plane damage, kerosene-based fire (jet fuel is a form of kerosene
with certain additives) and gravity, defies logic, common sense, and scientific reasoning
and rationale of the type that NIST was mandated to provide and that defendants were
required to assist in, based on their individual and collective expertise, which constituted
the basis for their selection as contractors and which resulted in the receipt by them of the
payments that should not have been made and that should now be recovered, with interest
and penalties under the False Claims Act.
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13. Instead, defendants, and each and every one of them, especially those
among them who are developers of psy ops, including by way of non-exhaustive
example, SAIC and ARA, committed fraud in seeking to have NCSTAR 1 deceive the
public into not recognizing that WTC1,2 could not reasonably or possibly have been hit
by jetliners in the manner depicted in some (but not other TV feeds) absent the use of psy
ops. Some of the defendants knew as much; other defendants either knew or if they did
not, they should have known as it is all but obvious that hollow aluminum cannot glide
through reinforced steel. To the extent they did not know this, such ignorance was
willful, intentional and actionable under the False Claims Act.
14. As a result of defendants' false statements and false or fraudulent reports
and other submissions issued or delivered to NIST during the course of NIST’s
investigation in the years 2002 to 2005, defendants wrongfully obtained payments from
NIST which they knew or should have known they were not entitled to receive, by virtue
of the fraud they were then and there committing.
15. The causes of action alleged herein are timely brought on the basis of the
filing of relator’s complaint in this action within either six (6) years of the events of
9/11/01 or within two (2) years of the issuance by NIST of its final report entitled
NCSTAR 1, which was issued in or about the month of October 2005, and wherein
relator filed the March 8 RFC and the Supplement thereto in which relator provided
specific original source information concerning the nature of the fraud committed and the
capacity of certain of the defendants to have knowingly engaged in that fraud by virtue of
either their participation in the manufacture of development of psy op perpetuated on
9/11/01 or other areas of expertise, such as, by way of non-exhaustive example, WJE’s
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knowledge of structural steel and David Sharp’s collection and analysis of that steel, and
the lack of any identifiable aircraft debris, such that he and others knew that what was
found could not have reasonably resulted from the effects of gravity, kerosene and/or
crash impact damage. By virtue of the collective and individual complicity of the
defendants in the fraud that was perpetrated, such as expertise in psy ops, other
defendants, like SAIC, all conspired to and did defraud both NIST and the public at large.
II. JURISDICTION
16. The Court has subject matter jurisdiction to entertain this action under 28
U.S.C. §§ 1331 and 1345 and supplemental jurisdiction to entertain the common law and
equitable causes of action pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1367(a). The Court may exercise
personal jurisdiction over the defendants pursuant to 31 U.S.C. § 3732(a) because at least
one of the original defendants to this qui tam action resides or transacts business in the
Southern District of New York and because the events that are the central component of
the fraud that was committed are, or, rather, were, located in this district. Moreover, 28
U.S.C. § 1407 necessarily confers the jurisdiction of the Southern District of New York
over the parties on this Court for this Multi-district proceeding.
III. VENUE
17. Venue is proper in the Southern District of New York, under 31 U.S.C. §
3732 and 28 U.S.C. § 1391(b) and (c) because at least one of the original defendants to
this qui tam action resides or transacts business in that District.
IV. PARTIES
18. The United States brings this action on behalf of its Department of
Commerce ("Commerce Department"), and its agency, the National Institute of Standards
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and Technology ("NIST"), which issued NCSTAR 1, one of the source documents in
which the fraud alleged hereunder is to be found.
19. Plaintiff and relator Dr. Morgan Reynolds is a citizen of the United States
and a resident of the State of Arkansas.. From approximately January 2006 through
October 2006, Reynolds collected data and information and caused it to be published on
his website for educational purposes which website is known as nomoregames.net.
Reynolds caused to be published in or about the month of March 2006, his theory that
the events of 9/11/01 that resulted in the utter, complete and total annihilation of the
World Trade Center Complex, including WTC 1 and 2 as well as all other buildings
having a WTC prefix were falsely depicted as having involved jetliners and that instead,
no jetliner hit WTC1,2.
20. A Disclosure Statement in text and digital form has been delivered to the
office of the Attorney General with copy to the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of
New York, containing copious data further detailing and substantiating the assertions that
the apparent airliner images are but the manifestation of a psy op.
21. Defendant Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) is a
publicly traded company which has its principle office at SAIC Headquarters, 10260
Campus Point Drive, San Diego, CA 92121. It has offices in 150 cities worldwide. It
describes itself as “one of the largest science and technology contractors to the U.S.
Government” and provides services and products for “all branches of the U.S. military,
agencies of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), the intelligence community, the U.S.
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and other U.S. Government civil agencies”.
In January 2005, SAIC was awarded an Air Force Research Laboratory Contract for High
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Power Microwave Program (http://www.saic.com/news/2005/jan/03.html). In 2005,
SAIC also ran chemical oxygen iodine laser (COIL) at a branch of the Air Force
Research Laboratory in Albuquerque, NM ((http://www.saic.com/news/saicmag/2005-
fall/directedenergy.html). SAIC also engages in psy ops of the type that are intended to
mislead the publics of targeted countries in furtherance, it would appear, of the
Hobbesian principal that “in war force and fraud are the cardinal virtues”. Be that as it
may be from a philosophical perspective, embodying, as it does, the more commonly
expressed one that “might makes right”, the False Claims Act, by its terms, prohibits the
use of fraud in the preparation of governmental documents and the provision of
governmental services. SAIC engaged in fraud, then, in the wrong place and in the
wrong context. Between ARA and SAIC, some twenty-five (25) persons were assigned
to work on, by literally surrounding and, accordingly, controlling and manipulating,
NIST officials such that fraud, the intended outcome, did, in fact, occur. It is telling that
the two contractors who were most numerous among NIST’s contractors were those
whose primary expertise includes the development of Directed Energy Weapons (DEW)
and psychological operations (psy ops), as that term is understood for military and
warfare purposes, respectively. Small wonder, then, that NIST did not investigate what
caused the destruction of WTC 1,2; namely, DEW, carried out in the manner of a psy op.
22. Defendant Applied Research Associates Inc. (ARA) is an “employee
owned” corporation having its principal office and place of business at 4300 San Mateo
Blvd. NE • Suite A-220 • Albuquerque, NM 87110 that currently operates ARA 73
offices in the United States and in Canada, some of which have classified computing and
storage and military applications abbreviated as:
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• SEI CMMI Certification
• SCIF facilities
• SIPRNET access
ARA also has:
• Manufacturing/prototyping facilities
• Laboratories
• Testing facilities
located in various states, including, without limitation, the States of Vermont, Florida,
Colorado and Texas. ARA, upon information and belief, manufactures or causes to be
manufactured, develops and/or tests DEW that are operational in Earth orbit, at high
altitude, low altitude, at sea and on land ranging in lethality from the capacity to do great
damage, such as that of destroying the World Trade Center Twin Towers in less than 10
seconds each, as occurred on 9/11/01, down to and including imposition of a disabling
stun on human beings for crowd control and/or other psy op purposes.
23. Defendant Boeing is a publicly traded company that has its corporate
offices at Boeing Corporate Offices, 100 North Riverside, Chicago, IL 60606 (312-544-
2000). It has offices in 70 countries. One of its companies is Boeing Integrated Defense
Systems – the world’s second largest defense company, which provides end-to-end
services for air, land, sea, and space-based platforms for global military, government and
commercial customers. In January 2006, Boeing was awarded an Air Force Contract for
Directed Energy and Space Surveillance Research & Development,
(http://www.boeing.com/news/releases/2006/q1/060116c_nr.html), including, by way of
example, significant involvement in the development of the so-called Airborne Laser
(ABL) that serves as a platform for the use of High Energy Lasers (HEL) that, upon
information and belief, have the capacity to pulverize steel, destroy buildings in mere
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seconds, as happened to WTC 1,2 on 9/11/01.
24. Defendant NuStats is a full-service survey research and consulting firm,
with more than 40 social scientists, research managers and technical specialists in their
Austin, TX and Alexandria, VA offices. Its head office is at 3006 Bee Caves Road, Suite
A300, Austin, TX 78746. NuStats is performing or has performed statistical research in
the areas of education, transportation and on behalf of the Environmental Protection
Agency. It is owned by the PTV group (http://www.ptv.de/). The services of this
defendant include those of marketing, opinion sampling and focus group exercises
designed, in the aggregate, to form, modulate, moderate and ultimately to manipulate
public opinion. In other words, services ancillary to psy ops. NCSTAR 1 bears the
hallmarks of a marketing device, not a scientifically derived forensic study as mandated
by its enabling legislation.
25. Defendant Computer Aided Engineering Associates, Inc. is a privately
held company that provides services in design and concept validation for such areas as
Stress Analysis and Heat Transfer. It has its principle office at 1579 Straits Turnpike,
Suite 2B, Middlebury, CT 06762 (310-393-9999). Its clients include the U.S. Army, U.S.
Navy and Lockheed Martin Defense Systems. It is listed as a signatory to an agreement
which the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Command
(ARDEC) (under the umbrella of National Small Arms Technology Consortium-
NSATC), where one of the listed future objectives: “4.3 Future Advanced Ground
Combat Systems” is the “development and demonstration of agile target effects through
such techniques as directed energy”.
(http://www.pica.army.mil/nsac/Final%200TA%2018%Jan%2005BarbandDonna.doc).
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26. Defendant DataSource, Inc. is a privately held company that provides
services in IT project outsourcing, consulting, and project management services and
systems integration. It has its principle office at 7500 Greenway Center Drive, Suite 420,
Greenbelt, MD 20770 (301-441-2357. The Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Naval Sea
Logistics Center Detachment Atlantic (NAVSEA) and the U.S. Department of Treasury
are listed as clients. This defendant directly participates in steering the NIST
investigation away from assessment of the evidence that jetliners could not possibly have
glided nose to tail, wingtip to wingtip through WTC1,2 without deformation, debris or
other normal effects associated with airliner impacts with buildings..
27. Defendant GeoStats, Inc. is a privately held company which provides
“highly-specialized consulting services for transportation projects that require the
collection and analysis of accurate spatial and temporal data”. Its products include
GeoLogger™, a simple and practical in-vehicle GPS data collection solution. Its office is
located at 530 Means Street, NW, Suite 310, Atlanta, GA 30318. That expertise was
used to perpetrate fraud in the preparation of NCSTAR 1.
28. Defendant Gilsanz Murray Steficek LLP is an "employee owned"
corporation having its principal office and place of business at 129 West 27th Street 5th
Floor New York . NY 10001, also with offices in NJ and CA. Some of their services
include Structural Design of buildings, bridges, and towers and also Specialty Services
such as Seismic Evaluation and Blast Resistant Design. They contribute to the structural
engineering community through involvement in professional societies and by publishing
technical papers relevant to structural design. They have performed renovations/
constructions to many structures including Hoboken Terminal & Yard, Hoboken, NJ
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(railroad facilities, terminals, support buildings and bridges), 11 MetroTech Center,
Brooklyn, NY (NYPD 911 computer operations). Their individual and collective
expertise, and that of their employers, could have been, but was not, used for purposes of
calling attention to the fact that the effects seen and left by the pattern of destruction of
WTC1,2 could not have been caused by jetliner impacts. Instead, defendant chose to use
its expertise to commit fraud based on either withholding information or manipulating
information and by then accepting payment improperly.
29. Defendant Hughes Associates, Inc. (HAI) was founded in 1980 and is a
global company with leading fire protection consultants and engineers, and fire
investigators that specialize in fire testing, fire modeling, and fire protection design.
Through state of the art fire engineering, modeling and testing, HAI's engineers and
consultants lead the fire safety and protection engineering industry. Headquartered in
Baltimore, MD (3610 Commerce Drive, Suite 817, Baltimore, MD 21227, HAI has
offices throughout the U.S. and overseas with an office located in New York, New York.
Their individual and collective expertise, and that of their employers, could have been,
but was not, used for purposes of calling attention to the fact that the effects seen and left
by the pattern of destruction of WTC1,2 could not have been caused by jetliner impacts.
Instead, defendant chose to use its expertise to commit fraud based on either withholding
information or manipulating information and by then accepting payment improperly.
30. Defendants independent contractors, Ajmal Abbasi, Eduardo Kausel,
David Parks, David Sharp, Daniele Veneziano, Josef Van Dyck and Kaspar William,
each and all participated in the work resulting in NCSTAR1, including, by way of
example, review of steel remnants from WTC1,2 that clearly showed effects such as
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ablating, wilting, melting and molecular dissociation, all of which are utterly inconsistent
with a kerosene-based fire, that could not have been caused by a jetliner crash. Their
individual and collective expertise, and that of their employers, could have been, but was
not, used for purposes of calling attention to the fact that the effects seen and left by the
pattern of destruction of WTC1,2 could not have been caused by jetliner impacts.
Instead, defendant chose to use its expertise to commit fraud based on either withholding
information or manipulating information and by then accepting payment improperly.
31. Defendant Rolf Jensen & Associates, Inc. (RJA) is a company of fire
protection and security consultants, registered with the General Services Administration
and working closely with the federal government, providing professional engineering
consulting services, products and programs. Its corporate headquarters is located in
Addison TX (16633 Dallas Parkway, Suite 600, Addison, TX 70001), with additional
offices throughout the U.S. and abroad including an office located at 360 W. 31st Street,
Suite 900, New York, NY 10001. Since its inception (1969) it has earned the right to
participate on many of the world’s leading projects. For the World Trade Center project,
RJA teamed up with S.K. Ghosh Associates, Inc. (SKGA) and Rosenwasser/Grossman
Consulting Engineers, P.C. (RG). Their individual and collective expertise, and that of
their employers, could have been, but was not, used for purposes of calling attention to
the fact that the effects seen and left by the pattern of destruction of WTC1,2 could not
have been caused by jetliner impacts. Instead, defendant chose to use its expertise to
commit fraud based on either withholding information or manipulating information and
by then accepting payment improperly.
32. Defendant Rosenwasser/Grossman Consulting Engineers, P.C.’s president,
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Jacob S. Grossman, has been involved in the design of over 1000 steel and concrete
buildings since 1957, three of these buildings are among the 100 tallest in the world. Mr.
Grossman was a technical consultant to the Applied Technology Council for the
development of “NEHRP Guidelines for the Seismic Rehabilitation of Buildings”. It has
been involved in “participation with government agencies, including FEMA and NIST,
and reviewing and improving design details that will protect against terrorist activity”.
The corporation’s main address is 132 W. 36th at 6th Avenue, New York, NY 10018. It is
a privately held company. Their individual and collective expertise, and that of their
employers, could have been, but was not, used for purposes of calling attention to the fact
that the effects seen and left by the pattern of destruction of WTC1,2 could not have been
caused by jetliner impacts. Instead, defendant chose to use its expertise to commit fraud
based on either withholding information or manipulating information and by then
accepting payment improperly.
33. Defendant Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. is privately held ENR 500
consulting/engineering firm that applies advanced engineering to buildings, infrastructure
and special structures. Founded in 1956, their practice encompasses the design,
investigation and performance evaluation and repair and rehabilitation of constructed
works. Their New York office is located at 19 W. 34th Street, Suite 1000, New York, NY
10001. Its list of clients include the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Department
of Justice and U.S. General Services Administration. Their individual and collective
expertise, and that of their employers, could have been, but was not, used for purposes of
calling attention to the fact that the effects seen and left by the pattern of destruction of
WTC1,2 could not have been caused by jetliner impacts. Instead, defendant chose to use
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its expertise to commit fraud based on either withholding information or manipulating
information and by then accepting payment improperly.
34. Defendant S.K.Ghosh Associates, Inc., a privately held company, is
involved in the development of seismic design code provisions for national model
building codes and standards including ASCE 7 Standard for Minimum Design Loads for
Buildings and ACI 318 Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete. Its main
office is located at 334 E. Colfax Street, Palatine, IL 60067. Its clients include the
Building and Fire Research Laboratory (part of NIST). Their individual and collective
expertise, and that of their employers, could have been, but was not, used for purposes of
calling attention to the fact that the effects seen and left by the pattern of destruction of
WTC1,2 could not have been caused by jetliner impacts. Instead, defendant chose to use
its expertise to commit fraud based on either withholding information or manipulating
information and by then accepting payment improperly.
35. Defendant Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP (SOM) was founded in
1936, and is one of the world's leading architecture, urban design, engineering, and
interior architecture firms. Its New York office is located at 14 Wall Street, 24th Floor,
New York, NY 10005. Their individual and collective expertise, and that of their
employers, could have been, but was not, used for purposes of calling attention to the fact
that the effects seen and left by the pattern of destruction of WTC1,2 could not have been
caused by jetliner impacts. Instead, defendant chose to use its expertise to commit fraud
based on either withholding information or manipulating information and by then
accepting payment improperly.
36. Defendant Teng & Associates, Inc., a Chicago-based engineering firm
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with its corporate office located at 205 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 3600, Chicago, IL
60601, and its New York office located at 350 Northern Boulevard, Suite 323, Great
Neck, NY 11021-4809. The firm offers a full range of services including architectural
design, urban design, planning, civil, structural, mechanical, plumbing, electrical and
technology engineering, as well as full-service, integrated design/build services for
America’s fastest growing business segments. Their individual and collective expertise,
and that of their employers, could have been, but was not, used for purposes of calling
attention to the fact that the effects seen and left by the pattern of destruction of WTC1,2
could not have been caused by jetliner impacts. Instead, defendant chose to use its
expertise to commit fraud based on either withholding information or manipulating
information and by then accepting payment improperly.
37. Defendant Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. Underwriters Laboratories Inc.
(UL) is an independent, not-for-profit product safety certification organization that has
been testing products and writing Standards for Safety for over a century. UL evaluates
more than 19,000 types of products, components, materials and systems annually with 21
billion UL Marks appearing on 71,000 manufacturers’ products each year. UL’s
worldwide family of companies and network of service providers includes 66
laboratories, testing and certification facilities serving customers in 104 countries. Its
corporate headquarters is located at 33 Pfingsten Road, Northbrook, IL 60062-2096.
Their individual and collective expertise, and that of their employers, could have been,
but was not, used for purposes of calling attention to the fact that the effects seen and left
by the pattern of destruction of WTC1,2 could not have been caused by jetliner impacts.
Instead, defendant chose to use its expertise to commit fraud based on either withholding
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information or manipulating information and by then accepting payment improperly.
Said defendant not only knew that the quality of steel used in the construction of WTC1,2
should not have been significantly harmed or weakened by the stated combined effects of
crash damage, fire and/or gravity, it overtly suppressed such information by terminating
the services of one of its employees, Kevin Ryan, who called attention to that incongruity
of causal explanation. Nonetheless, defendant then proceeded to engage in further fraud
and deception by intentionally ignoring and/or manipulation of information that knew, or
should have, that WTC1,2 were destroyed by means other than those stated in NCSTAR
1.
38. Defendant Wiss, Janney, Elstner Assoicates, Inc.(WJE) has its principal
place of business at 330 Pfingsten Road, Northbrook, Illinois 60062 and is engaged in a
wide range of structural and materials testing services. Their individual and collective
expertise, and that of their employers, could have been, but was not, used for purposes of
calling attention to the fact that the effects seen and left by the pattern of destruction of
WTC1,2 could not have been caused by jetliner impacts. Instead, defendant chose to use
its expertise to commit fraud based on either withholding information or manipulating
information and by then accepting payment improperly. This defendant also analyzed
steel remnants, including some showing obvious indicators of a degree of deformation, of
destruction, of ablation and/or of molecular dissociation that could not have resulted from
fire, gravity or crash damage, singularly, or in the aggregate. Yet, said defendant
continued to commit and/or to allow fraud to occur, by allowing the assertion that steel
could be destroyed in the manner they saw, observed, catalogued and otherwise
documented by brief, uncontrolled exposure to kerosene-based fire. Kerosene, a middle
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distillate, combustible fuel, upon information and belief, physically cannot attain even a
high fraction of the temperature needed to deform steel in the manner WJE knew to have
existed. Thus, WJE committed fraud.
39. Defendant American Airlines is a division, subsidiary and/or brand name
of AMR Corp., with a headquarters or principal office located at 4333 Amon Carter
Boulevard, Fort Worth, TX 76155. American Airlines had one or more aircraft that were
said to have been involved in the events of 9/11/01 and American Airlines then consulted
with NIST in the preparation of NCSTAR 1. Their individual and collective expertise,
and that of their employers, could have been, but was not, used for purposes of calling
attention to the fact that the effects seen and left by the pattern of destruction of WTC1,2
could not have been caused by jetliner impacts. Instead, defendant chose to use its
expertise to commit fraud based on either withholding information or manipulating
information and by then accepting payment improperly.
40. Defendant Silverstein Properties has an office or place of business at 250
Greenwich Street, 38th Floor New York City, NY 10007 and holds a leasehold interest in
and to the site where WTC1,2 stood. As such, this defendant had a clear conflict of
interest in steering the investigation away from any hint, suggestion, much less
conclusion that jetliners did not impact or have any bearing upon the destruction of
WTC1,2 and the rest of the World Trade Center complex. Indeed, one anomaly that
should be a hint that something is amiss is that all buildings having an address prefix of
“World Trade Center,” namely buildings 1 through and including 7, were all completely
and utterly destroyed on 9/11/01. Yet, for as horrific as that destruction was, virtually all
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other buildings in the area, some having a spatial relationship that was as close or nearly
so as the WTC buildings were, one to the other, were not damaged very much at all,
relatively speaking. Upon information and belief, Silverstein Properties benefited from
an insurance claim relating to the events of 9/11/01. Upon information and belief, at least
two of the insurers found to have been liable under their policies of insurance or of
reinsurance with respect to this defendant, have, nonetheless, questioned the validity of
the claim, based, in part, on the admission made by Larry Silverstein that WTC 7 was
intentionally demolished, or words to that effect; and, further based on the as yet
inadequate explanation of what did, in fact, cause the destruction of the World Trade
Center complex. Upon information and belief, yet another presently pending action calls
attention to the fact that a principal of this defendant, Larry Silverstein, has publicly
admitted that WTC was intentionally demolished by using phrases that are to that effect.
In that and in other ways, defendant chose to use its expertise to commit fraud based on
either withholding information or manipulating information and by then accepting
payment improperly. Most assuredly, this defendant has a clear, palpable conflict of
interest that would motivate it to manipulate and avoid any consideration that jetliners did
not impact with WTC1,2 and that, instead, a psy op was carried out.
41. Defendant United Air Lines, whose parent corporation is UAL
Corporation, has its headquarters at 2 N. LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL 60602, with a
mailing address of P.O. Box 66100, Chicago, IL 60666. United Airlines had one or more
aircraft that were said to have been involved in the events of 9/11/01 and United Airlines
then consulted with NIST in the preparation of NCSTAR 1. Their individual and
collective expertise, and that of their employers, could have been, but was not, used for
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purposes of calling attention to the fact that the effects seen and left by the pattern of
destruction of WTC1,2 could not have been caused by jetliner impacts. Instead,
defendant chose to use its expertise to commit fraud based on either withholding
information or manipulating information and by then accepting payment improperly.
42. Attached as Exhibit A and incorporated herein by reference, is a chart
listing all parties who either contracted with or consulted with NIST in ways that are at
issue in this action, hereinafter the “NIST participants.”
V. THE FALSE CLAIMS ACT
43. The False Claims Act (FCA) provides, in pertinent part that:
(a) Any person who (1) knowingly presents, or causes to be
presented, to an officer or employee of the United States
Government or a member of the Armed Forces of the
United States a false or fraudulent claim for payment or
approval; (2) knowingly makes, uses, or causes to be made
or used, a false record or statement to get a false or
fraudulent claim paid or approved by the Government; (3)
conspires to defraud the Government by getting a false or
fraudulent claim paid or approved by the Government;. . .
or (7) knowingly makes, uses, or causes to be made or used,
a false record or statement to conceal, avoid, or decrease an
obligation to pay or transmit money or property to the
Government,
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* * * is liable to the United States
Government for a civil penalty of not less than $5,000 and not more than
$10,000, plus 3 times the amount of damages which the Government
sustains because of the act of that person . . . .
(b) For purposes of this section, the terms "knowing"
and "knowingly" mean that a person, with respect to
information (1) has actual knowledge of the
information; (2) acts in deliberate ignorance of the truth
or falsity of the information; or (3) acts in reckless
disregard of the truth or falsity of the information, and
no proof of specific intent to defraud is required. See 31
U.S.C. § 3729(a) and (b).
VI. THE NIST WTC INVESTIGATION
44. In 2002, Congress enacted the National Construction Safety Team Act, 15
USC @ 7301, et seq.
45. During the time period relevant to this complaint, NIST paid for
consulting services on the basis of certain contracts and solicitation and on the basis of
requisitions for the NIST participants' reported costs.
46. Commerce Department is responsible for the administration and
supervision of NIST. NIST, an agency of Commerce Department, is directly responsible
for the WTC investigation program.
47. During the course of the ongoing WTC investigation, including especially
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the time period of 2002 up to and including September of 2005, the NIST participants
have submitted claims for payment to NIST arising under their various contracts and
solicitations for services and/or reimbursement of expenses. The NIST participants
received and are receiving payments on said claims.
48. Cost reports are thought to exist that contain specific financial data
relating to the payments made by NIST to the NIST participants.
49. All defendants are and were familiar with the law and regulations
governing the WTC Investigation, including requirements relating to the submission of
cost reports, accurate data, from either fraud or conflicts of interest and without violating
the False Claims Act.
VII. THE DEFENDANTS’ SCHEME
50. The destruction of the WTC on September 11, 2001, was caused, in whole
or in part, by the use of Directed Energy Weapons, consisting in High Energy Lasers and
or other operational, but largely secret weapons that are, nonetheless, known to exist and
known to have been deployed and/or deployable in the year 2001, before and after. It is
also clear and apparent on its face that NIST’s explanation of the destruction of WTC1,2,
issued in or about the month of September, 2005, is blatantly false, incomplete,
misleading and fraudulent. As earlier stated, NIST first described its mandate, in words
and substance, as that of determining what caused the destruction of WTC1,2. Then by
intentional and admitted modification and narrowing of the scope of that stated objective
and mandate, NIST openly declined to carry it out. That modification was at the behest
and with the urging, backing and/or combined manipulative power of the defendants,
acting singularly, collectively, overtly, covertly and otherwise.
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51. Several of the defendants with whom NIST contracted for services in the
preparation of NCSTAR 1 are, themselves, primarily engaged as defense contractors in a
variety of disciplines, including, without limitation, very specific involvement in the use,
development, manufacture, testing and or assessment of usability of directed energy
weapons. In other words, NIST contracted with those who have the greatest familiarity
with directed energy weapons in order to produce a report that sought to go to any length
necessary to avoid, disguise, omit and otherwise divert attention away from the actual,
real and intended destruction of the WTC complex by use of one device, namely directed
energy weaponry, while pretending that the cause was the result of conditions that would
be impossible based on the extent to which the NIST report, NCSTAR 1 violated both the
laws of physics and common sense. By way of one example, NIST’s NCSTAR 1 report
found no piece of steel that had been subjected to a temperature higher than 600 degrees
C, and most had not encountered a temperature of higher than 250 degrees C; yet, NIST
offered no explanation whatever for the visual confirmation that most of the steel of the
WTC complex was turned to dust and otherwise visibly subjected to a destructive process
that could not conceivably have been caused by the effects, combined or otherwise, of jet
fuel, gravity and/or damage from jetliner impacts.
52. In point of fact, NIST, despite surrounding itself with contractors who are
at the epicenter of that part of the military industrial complex that specializes in the
production of directed energy weapons, in the dissemination of false news, so called
psychological operations (psy ops) and who also specialize in public perception
management programs, among other disciplines and areas of expertise that enabled,
contributed to and/or facilitated the fraudulent scheme herein described and which has
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succeeded, thus far, in fraudulently presenting a false and misleading, fraudulent and
illegal report on what caused the destruction on 9/11/01 of the WTC complex, and the
receipt of improper payment in furtherance thereof.
53. However, on March 8, 2007, relator, Dr. Morgan Reynolds, caused to be
submitted a Request for Correction (RFC) that plainly stated that the WTC complex was
destroyed by use of directed energy weapons. Plaintiff, relator, Dr. Morgan Reynolds, in
so doing, placed NIST on notice that false claims had been submitted to the government.
Relator is, then, the original source of that claim and hereby reiterates that the WTC
complex was destroyed on the basis of the use of directed energy weapons and all
defendants knew or should have known this. Many of said defendants are involved in the
manufacture of directed energy weapons as and for their primary business function.
VIII. FALSE CLAIMS AND FALSE STATEMENTS TO NIST
54. The various cost reports, requisitions, billing statements and/or requests
for reimbursement submitted by the defendant NIST participants from and after 2002,
through, at least, September, 2005, and, in many instances, continuing to the present, all
contained false claims for reimbursement and made false statements to NIST concerning
work performed by them and/or consulting services rendered to NIST because the true
nature and intent was to mislead NIST and to cause a false causal statement concerning
what caused the destruction of the WTC complex to occur.
55. Exhibit B contains the following information regarding the false assertions
that jetliners impacted WTC1,2:
a) Complete, nearly intact penetration of the jet liner image into each tower
and disappearance from exterior view, nose to tail (length of the aircraft) and wingtip to
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wingtip (width of aircraft);
b) Nearly complete shredding and destruction of the jetliner image into small
pieces inside each tower;
c) Substantial aircraft debris exiting the building via each impact hole and
the wall opposite each entry hole;
d) No significant deceleration as each jetliner entered a tower. In particular:
i) Flight AA 11, according to NIST, hit WTC 1 flying at an estimated
443 mph yet its tail section disappeared (767 length = 159 feet) with 0.25 seconds,
implying a minimum average airspeed of 434 mph traversing the initial 159 feet within
the building, an insignificant drop of two percent despite massive resistance from a
steel/concrete building. A real jetliner would have encountered massive steel walls and
steel floor pans-trusses-reinforced concrete floors immediately, as well as the dense steel
core within 60 feet, drastically slowing the jetliner;
ii) Flight UA 175 hit WTC 2, according to NIST, flying through thin
air at an estimated 542 mph yet its tail section disappeared in 0.20 seconds, implying a
minimum average airspeed of 542 mph traversing the initial 159 feet inside the south
tower, that is, airspeed did not decrease despite resistance by the steel/concrete building.
A real jetliner would have encountered steel walls and concrete floors immediately, as
well as the dense steel core within 37 feet and slowed drastically.
56. Thus, in that manner, it is clear and apparent that NCSTAR 1 is false and
misleading, on its face and as a result of the particular information set forth above and in
Exhibit B.
57. All NIST participants, defendants, knowingly filed or caused the filing of
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those false or fraudulent cost reports to get claims paid that should not have been paid,
precisely because doing so resulted in the facilitation of the publication by NIST of a
false, fraudulent and misleading causal report; namely NCSTAR 1, occurring in or about
the month of October, 2005.
58. All such submitted cost reports, invoices, reimbursement claims and the
like constitute false claims under the False Claims Act because the defendants knew they
included costs that the actual cause of the destruction of the WTC complex was the result
of the use of directed energy weapons.
IX. DAMAGES
59. The United States was damaged because of the acts of defendants in
submitting or causing to be submitted of false claims, statements and records in that it
was forced to pay the NIST participants for services rendered and related items and
services that were all a part of a scheme to submit false and fraudulent information to
NIST, resulting in the publication of a misleading, false and fraudulent report; namely,
NCSTAR 1.
FIRST CAUSE OF ACTION
(False Claims Act: Presentation of False Claims)
(31 U.S.C. § 3729(a)(1))
(All Defendants)
60. Plaintiff repeats and realleges each allegation in ¶¶ 1 through 58, as if
fully set forth herein.
61. The defendants knowingly presented or caused to be presented false or
fraudulent claims for payment or approval to the United States.
62. By virtue of the false or fraudulent claims made by the defendants, the
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United States suffered damages and therefore is entitled to treble damages under the
False Claims Act, to be determined at trial, plus a civil penalty of $5,000 to $10,000 for
each false claim.
SECOND CAUSE OF ACTION
(False Claims Act: Making or Using False Record or Statement)
(31 U.S.C. § 3729 (a)(2))
(All Defendants)
63. Plaintiff repeats and realleges each allegation in ¶¶ 1 through 62, as if
fully set forth herein.
64. The defendants, and each of them, knowingly made, used, or caused to be
made or used, false records or statements to get false or fraudulent claims paid or
approved by the United States.
65. By virtue of the false records or statements made by the defendants, the
United States suffered damages and therefore is entitled to treble damages under the
False Claims Act, to be determined at trial, plus a civil penalty of $5,000 to $10,000 for
each false claim.
THIRD CAUSE OF ACTION
(False Claims Act: Reverse False Claims) (31 U.S.C. § 3729(a)(7))
(All Defendants)
66. Plaintiff repeats and realleges each allegation in ¶¶ 1 through 65, as if
fully set forth herein.
67. The defendants knowingly made, used or caused to be made or used a
false record or statement to conceal, avoid or decrease an obligation to pay or transmit
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money or property to the United States.
68. By virtue of the false records or statements made by the defendants, the
United States suffered damages and therefore is entitled to treble damages under the
False Claims Act, to be determined at trial, plus a civil penalty of $5,000 to $10,000 for
each false claim.
FOURTH CAUSE OF ACTION
(Unjust Enrichment)
(All Defendants)
69. Plaintiff repeats and realleges each allegation in ¶¶ 1 through 68, as if
fully set forth herein.
70. This is a claim for recovery of monies by which the defendants have been
unjustly enriched.
71. By directly or indirectly obtaining government funds to which they were
not entitled, the defendants were unjustly enriched, and are liable to account and pay such
amounts, or the proceeds or profits there from, which are to be determined at trial, to the
United States.
FIFTH CAUSE OF ACTION
(Payment by Mistake)
(All Defendants)
72. Plaintiff repeats and realleges each allegation in ¶¶ 1 through 71, as if
fully set forth herein.
73. This a claim for the recovery of monies paid by the Untied States to the
defendants by mistake.
74. The United States, acting in reasonable reliance on the accuracy and
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truthfulness of the information contained in the cost reports submitted by defendants,
paid the NIST participant defendants certain sums of money to which they were not
entitled, and defendants are thus liable to account and pay such amounts, which are to be
determined at trial, to the United States.
SIXTH CAUSE OF ACTION
(Recoupment of Overpayments)
(All Defendants)
75. Plaintiff repeats and realleges each allegation in ¶¶ 1 through 74, as if
fully set forth herein.
76. This is a claim for common law recoupment, for the recovery of monies
unlawfully paid by the United States to the NIST participants defendants contrary to
statute or regulation.
77. The United States paid the NIST participants defendants certain sums of
money to which they were not entitled. Defendants are thus liable under the common law
of recoupment to account and return such amounts, which are to be determined at trial, to
the United States.
SEVENTH CAUSE OF ACTION
(Common Law Fraud)
(All Defendants)
78. Plaintiff repeats and realleges each allegation in ¶¶ 1 through 77, as if
fully set forth herein.
79. All NIST participants defendants made material and false representations
in the cost reports they submitted to NIST for payment and/or for reimbursement with
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knowledge of their falsity or reckless disregard for their truth, with the intention that the
government act upon the misrepresentations to its detriment. The government acted in
justifiable reliance upon defendants' misrepresentations by not only paying for the
claimed services and the claimed entitlements to reimbursement, but also by
incorporating the false, misleading and fraudulent data and conclusions into NCSTAR 1,
as intended by the NIST participants defendants.
80. Had the true facts been known to plaintiff, all defendants would not have
received payment of any sum whatsoever, based on the nature and the extent of fraud
committed by the NIST participants defendants.
81. By reason of having made such payments, plaintiff has been damaged in
an as yet undetermined amount.
PRAYER FOR RELIEF
WHEREFORE, the United States demands and prays that judgment be entered in
favor of it as follows:
1. On the First, Second, and Third, Causes of Action under the False Claims
Act, against all defendants, for the amount of the United States' damages, multiplied as
required by law, and such civil penalties as are required by law, together with all such
further relief as may be just and proper.
2. On the Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Causes of Action, for unjust enrichment,
payment by mistake, and common law recoupment against all defendants, for the
damages sustained and/or amounts by which defendants were unjustly enriched or by
which defendants retained illegally obtained monies, plus interest, costs, and expenses,
for an accounting of such monies and such further relief as may be just and proper.
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3. On the Seventh Cause of Action, for common law fraud against all
defendants, for compensatory and punitive damages, together with costs and interest, and
for such further relief as may be just and proper.
JURY TRIAL DEMAND
Pursuant to Rule 38 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, plaintiff hereby
demands a trial by jury on all the issues.
THE PLAINTIFF
By______________________________
Jerry V. Leaphart #JL4468
Jerry V. Leaphart & Assoc., P.C.
8 West Street, Suite 203
Danbury, CT 06810
(203) 825-6265 – phone
(203) 825-6256 – fax
jsleaphart@cs.com
Dated: May 31, 2007
Danbury, CT
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