Grand Jury Indictments for Federal Contractors

Government contractors facing federal investigations from the Office of Inspector General (OIG), DOJ or some other law enforcement agency should understand the basics of grand jury indictments and how the criminal process can impact the company. When the federal prosecutors finish their investigation, they can bring further charges by moving… Read more »

Tips for Federal False Claims Act Elements and Defenses

Establishing and proving Federal False Claims Act elements and defenses in government investigations and litigation can make the difference in winning or being an open target for prison time or hefty civil fines. The False Claims Act, 31 USC 3729, is the government’s favorite legal tool to prosecute and impose… Read more »

What is a Qui Tam Relator?

If you are planning on filing a Qui Tam lawsuit, the following information may help you to better understand the basics and ground rules.  Understanding what is a Qui Tam Relator is critical before hiring an attorney. What Does Qui Tam Mean? The Latin phrase “Qui Tam” is translated to… Read more »

Avoid Buy American Act Fraud

What is Buy American Act Fraud? Theodore P Watson, Esq. A federal contractor under investigation or indictment can be charged with defrauding the Government by knowingly providing goods that were procured in violation of the Buy American Act and the U.S. Trade Agreements Act. These laws are in place to… Read more »

Buy American Act (BAA Construction Lawyers) Frequently Asked Questions

Act quickly if you are under investigation or worried about violating Buy American Act compliance requirements. Theodore P Watson, Esq – Practice Leader This section is only written to provide information to small businesses and larger federal government contractors regarding common issues and questions raised about the Buy American Act. If… Read more »

Signs of Being Under Federal Investigation

Find out if you’re under government investigation as a federal contractor.  When investigators contact you, or agents serve you with a subpoena request, or you receive a DOJ target letter, you must be very careful of how you proceed next. When looking at obvious and not-so-obvious signs of being under… Read more »

CEO Decision to Respond To Federal Government Investigations

When you or your company has been targeted as part of a federal investigation, your life and business operations as you know it can change significantly. If you are a government contractor subject to criminal charges or investigated for violation of the False Claims Act, kickbacks, SBA Fraud or some… Read more »