Federal 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 »

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 »

Government Procurement Contract Fraud Crackdown

Given the increase in government procurement contract fraud 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.  Government contractors are more exposed to investigations and are finding themselves facing more criminal charges and jail time. The… Read more »

Recent 2014 Current US SEC FCPA Cases and Violations

It is important to keep up with recent US 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”). … Read more »

Contractor Defense to Procurement Fraud Under the False Claims Act

One of the most reviewed cases of a federal contractor defense to procurement fraud was Daewoo Eng’g & Constr.Co. v. United States, 73 Fed. Cl. 547, 597 (2006) where the Court of  Federal Claims held that Daewoo had committed fraud.   The court awarded the government $10,000 for Daewoo’s False Claims Act… Read more »

Government Procurement Fraud Defense to False Claims Act

Government procurement 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 »