Is Wire Fraud a Felony?

Federal wire fraud is a serious crime for businesses, government contractors and individuals that fall under white-collar offenses. This crime involved the use of electronic communications such as faxes, phone calls or emails, to defraud the government out of money (government contracts) or something of value. The penalties for federal… Read more »

Government Contractors :: Understanding Conspiracy Charges

A conspiracy charge in a government contract fraud case is a complex and often misunderstood aspect of the legal system. When someone is accused of being involved in a conspiracy under federal law, it can have serious consequences. The term ‘conspiracy’ often conjures images of shadowy figures plotting secretly, but… Read more »

What is Wire Fraud?

Wire fraud is a crime that involves the use of electronic communications, such as email or text messages, fax machines and telephone line to commit illicit acts such as payment of government contract invoices, federal contract awards, or traditional crimes such as identity theft or money laundering. Avoiding charges of… Read more »

Penalty for False Claims Act Violations

 Government Contractors’ Penalty for False Claims Act Violation: Navigating Government Investigations and Understanding the Impacts of Civil and Criminal Liability Government contractors play a crucial role in the provision of goods and services to federal agencies. However, with the privilege of working with the government comes the responsibility to uphold… Read more »

What is TAA Compliance?

Comprehensive Guide to Trade Agreements Act (TAA) Compliance: Ensuring TAA Compliance for Government Contracts Theodore P. Watson. In the world of government contracting, Trade Agreements Act (TAA) compliance is of utmost importance. Understanding the requirements, implications, and potential penalties of TAA non-compliance is crucial for businesses seeking to participate in… Read more »

TAA Compliant Countries 2023 List for Government Contracts

The Trade Agreements Act (TAA) applies to GSA Schedule Contracts, requiring that all products listed on the contract be manufactured or “substantially transformed” in either the United States or a TAA-compliant “designated country”. The designated TAA-compliant countries encompass: 1. Countries under the World Trade Organization Government Procurement Agreement. 2. Free… Read more »

What is Trade Agreements Act TAA Compliance?

Understanding TAA Compliance for Government Contractors and Avoid Civil and Criminal Liability Theodore P Watson, Esq. In government contracting, adherence to regulations and compliance requirements is paramount. The Trade Agreements Act (TAA) is a crucial aspect that contractors must understand and comply with in order to participate in government procurement… Read more »

What is the DOJ Investigation Process for Government Contractors

The Department of Justice (DOJ) conducts investigations into potential wrongdoing by government contractors. The DOJ investigation process can vary depending on the nature and complexity of the alleged misconduct. What Does the DOJ Investigate? The Department of Justice (DOJ) plays a crucial role in investigating and prosecuting government contract cases… Read more »

What is a Subpoena Duces Tecum in a Government Contractor Fraud Case?

Theodore P Watson. Are you a CEO or small business government contractor facing criminal or civil charges related to government contract fraud? Do you need help navigating the complex legal process of complying with Subpoena Duces Tecum (SDT)? Our team of experienced federal government contractor fraud defense lawyers is here… Read more »