MPC Products ordered to pay fine, damages

October 16, 2009 3:35:51 PM PDT
A former employee of a discredited defense contractor based in suburban Chicago will receive $4.5 million.Joe Caputo blew the whistle on MPC Products, a company with headquarters in Skokie. It manufactures parts used in fighter jets, helicopters and other military systems.

MPC has admitted overcharging the government for more than a decade.

The company has been ordered to pay a fine and damages totaling $25 million.