Spirit Lake Nation disputes story on company

The Spirit Lake Nation of North Dakota says a New York Times story about the tribe's manufacturing company was inaccurate and misleading.

On February 7, the paper reported that Sioux Manufacturing Corp. settled a false claims lawsuit with the Department of Justice. Though the company admitted no wrongdoing, the company paid nearly $2 million over allegations that it was producing inadequate armor for soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Spirit Lake Chairwoman Myra Pearson said the story was based on the claims of disgruntled employees. She said the settlement with the federal government was a business decision.

The firm won a $74 million federal contract days before settling the false claims lawsuit.

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Spirit Lake leaders dispute New York Times story (The Grand Forks Herald 2/14)

Relevant Links:
Sioux Manufacturing Corp - http://www.siouxmanufacturing.com
Spirit Lake Nation - http://www.spiritlakenation.com

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