A former assistant controller of a subsidiary of an aircraft company has filed a lawsuit in Milwaukee against her employer after she was terminated. According to the former employee, she was fired as a result of her whistleblower action. According to the woman, her former employer inflated the price for parts sold to the United States government as part of a federal contract.
The plaintiff in the case was originally hired in 2002 as a financial analyst until she became the company's assistant controller for financial reporting and compliance in 2003. The former assistant controller said that the company marked the parts up by 20 percent, despite a provision in a Navy contract saying that the company was required to provide the parts at cost. When the company sent the parts to the government, the invoices did not mention the markup. The plaintiff was responsible for preparing documents regarding the parts between July 2006 and September 2010. She reported the issue to the company, but eventually she reported it to the U.S. government accounting manager when no action was taken.