Possible relief to named subcontractors in government bids: Under the new SBA regulations, there seems to be some relief to small businesses that are named as subcontractors and teaming partners but are never used on the contract. This seems to be an increasing problem across the United States. In previous… Read more »

Agencies continue to increase oversight with procurement fraud investigation crimes against contracting agencies. A federal government contractor in Alexandria, Virginia  was sentenced to 16 months in prison, followed by two years of supervised release, for conspiracy to commit wire fraud and major government fraud.  Contractors charged with conspiracy to commit… Read more »

Under the Federal Anti-Kickback Act individuals and companies are prohibited from offering, paying, soliciting or receiving kickback payments for items or services covered by federally funded programs. For example, medical physicians cannot compromise their judgment by improper financial incentives. In a recent Anti-kickback Act case on the DOJ Website, Cardiovascular testing… Read more »

Defending Against the Federal Government for Mail Fraud Penalties and Wire Fraud Allegations Can be Tricky Business When you have an attorney that is no familiar with federal government contract law. When it comes to mail fraud penalties in federal procurement contract, criminal actions and the penalty for wire fraud… Read more »

Understanding the applicable federal False Claims Act statute of limitations can often get the case dismissed if not adhered to by the government. As for any case, facts drive the outcome of any limitations dispute.  The is regulation puts the burden of the federal government to act. Common examples of the… Read more »

  Suspension and debarment of government contractors come into play when you do not comply with the terms and conditions of your contract. This can include anything for contract clause compliance or involvement with contract procurement fraud, forgery, false statements and more. Suspension and debarment of government contractors also give agencies protecting from doing… Read more »

Corporate and white collar crimes are typically committed by an individual person or a corporation for some level of financial gain. In government contracting, for example, there is a myriad of cases where top contractor executives and government officials have offered, or taken, bribes in exchange for awarding federal government contracts. … Read more »

A recent SBA 8(a) procurement fraud scheme and corruption case resulted in four retired and one active duty Army National Guard officials pleading guilty for their role in procurement fraud crimes under the SBA 8(a) Program. The result of procurement fraud schemes and corruption ended in the award of millions of dollars in marketing,… Read more »

Government procurement fraud can arise in a variety of situations. A common example occurs during the bidding phase when offerors submit untruthful information in efforts to secure a government contract, or in other situations, to get admitted into a program administered by the Small Business Administration. In the case of… Read more »

Given the increase in government contracting activity, in 2006, the National contract Procurement Fraud Task Force was formed to promote the early detection, identification, prevention, and prosecution of procurement contract fraud.  Additionally, in 2009 the Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force, the broadest coalition ever assembled to combat contract fraud, was created to… Read more »