Gallup accused of bilking government

The Justice Department accused the Gallup Organization on Wednesday of bilking federal agencies out of millions of dollars by routinely inflating prices for contracts.

The 57-page civil complaint says that Gallup, the world’s best-known polling organization, inflated estimates for the number of hours that it would take to perform its polling services for the Treasury and State departments. …

William E. Kruse, a vice president and associate counsel with Gallup, said: “I’m confident that there were no inappropriate actions taken by Gallup staff on any government contract or any other contract for that matter.” [cont.]

Sari Horwitz, Washington Post