SBA 8(a) Government Contract Procurement Fraud Schemes

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 & 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 »

Federal Crackdown – Government Contract Fraud & Government Procurement Fraud

Given the increase in government contracting activity, in 2006, the National contract government procurement Fraud Task Force was formed to promote the early detection, identification, prevention, and prosecution of procurement contract fraud.  On June 27, 2017, Defense Contractor Sentenced To 30 Months In Federal Prison For $53 Million Procurement Fraud And Illegal… Read more »

Recent 2014 FCPA Cases and Violations

It is important to keep up with recent FCPA cases so that you do not find yourself in a similar situation.  In 2014 alone, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) has charged major companies, such as Smith & Wesson and Hewlett-Packard, with violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”).  The… Read more »

Government Contract Fraud Defenses and False Claims Act

Government contract fraud litigation has escalated over the past few years due to the increased government oversight. A particular target of federal procurement law is the federal False Claims Act. 28 USC 2514. To prevail under section 2514, the government must “establish by clear and convincing evidence that the contractor knew… Read more »

Anti Kickback Statute Penalties

Anti Kickback Statute Resolving Challenges of Fraud and Penalties Government contractors or health care agencies accused of violating the Anti Kickback Statute or fraud can be in for some huge fines if a court rules against them. Having sound internal practices and a thorough understanding of the applicable laws can greatly… Read more »

What is the False Claims Act? 31 USC 3729

The False Claims Act (FCA) is governed under (31 USC 3729) avoids fraudulent activity against the federal government.  As a federal contractor, you must make sure that you have the requisite policies and training programs in place. Contractor policies should focus on preventing fraud, waste and abuse. At all cost, you must… Read more »

Government Contracts Claims Process – Five Approaches

When looking at the government contract process for submitting claims, or you decide to file claims against the federal government, there are certain best practices and approaches that you must adhere to. Failure to follow them can tempt the Contracting Officer (CO) to try to negotiate the actual amount downwards or it… Read more »