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 »

Consequences of Procurement Fraud & Avoiding Criminal Liability

When it comes to government procurement fraud and legal consequences, companies should realize that the federal government has significantly increased its oversight for large or small businesses who show signs of purchasing fraud. Federal contractors often find themselves exposed to criminal fraud charges from either a whistleblower or some other… Read more »

Ten Commandments to Avoid Contractor Suspension and Debarment

When it comes to suspension and debarment from government contracts, companies should follow the basic ten commandments to reduce an adverse decision when responding to a proposed suspension debarment notice. Show That Your Company is a Responsible Government Contractor When responding to contractor debarment and suspension notices, the critical point… Read more »

Government Procurement Fraud Investigations

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.  There is a substantial increase in… Read more »

Federal Anti Kickback Act, Statute Penalties and Information

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… Read more »

Government Mail Fraud and Federal Wire Fraud Penalty Cases

Defending Against the Mail and Wire Fraud Penalties Against the Federal Government Can be Tricky Business. Learn About the Risks If You are Subject to an Investigation. When it comes to mail fraud in a federal procurement contract, criminal actions and wire fraud against the federal government, criminal prosecution of… Read more »

False Claims Act Statute of Limitations 18 USC 3731

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 related to… Read more »