Government Procurement Fraud Crimes & Aggressive Agency Contract Investigations

Agencies continue to increase oversight with government contract investigations and prosecuting crimes against federal 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… 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 »

Mail and Wire Fraud Against the Federal Government

Defending Against the Mail and Wire Fraud 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 contractors,… Read more »

Federal False Claims Act Statute of Limitations 18 USC 3731

Understanding the applicable federal False Claims Act statute of limitations under 31 USC 3729  and 18 USC 3731 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 regulation puts the burden on the… Read more »

Suspension and Debarment of Government Contractors

Procurement suspension and debarment of government contractors come into play when you do not comply with the terms and conditions of your contract. Not all companies understand what has to be done to overcome agency referrals for suspension or debarment or how to meet the preponderance of the evidence standard… 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 »