Federal Anti-KickBack Statute Liability

Under the Federal Anti-Kickback Act, criminal action can occur if there is a specific intent to induce referrals or orders for services. In government contracting and other federal activities, Anti-KickBack Statute Liability can be up to five years in prison, with the potential for additional criminal fines up to $25,000,… Read more »

What is White Collar Crime

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 »

Government Procurement Fraud & Termination for Default

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 »

FCPA Penalties and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Violations

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act fines and penalties and violations can be premised upon your efforts in due diligence or otherwise seek to determine whether there was a legitimate business purpose for the use of a “middleman” or consultant.  Under the FCPA anti bribery provisions, this is especially true when conducting… Read more »

Government Contractor Internal Corporate Investigations

Internal Corporate Investigations Can Prevent Criminal Liability for Federal Government Contractors If you are a federal government contractor and currently doing business with the federal government, you more than likely have heard or read about companies or their executives being investigated or indicted for procurement fraud against the government, false… Read more »

Foreign Corrupt Practices FCPA Penalties

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Penalties for government contractors that have violated the FCPA can be embarrassing and can expose you to media coverage and other negative publicity. Understanding the extent of your liability can trigger the necessary in-house actions that can minimize your exposure. In recent years, the U.S. government has increased its focus on… Read more »