Justice To Provide 26,000 More Bullet-Resistant Vests To Cops

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Attorney General Eric Holder announced today that the Department of Justice will set aside $11 million from settlements with companies that produced Zylon vests to help purchase approximately 26,000 additional bullet-resistant vests through the Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP) Program.

Since 2007, the body armor industry has paid the United States more than $54 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by knowingly manufacturing and selling defective Zylon bulletproof vests. Of this amount, $11 million will be returned to the BVP Program to help purchase approximately 26,000 additional bullet-resistant vests, based on an average price of $800 per vest.

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