Federal Indictments for Government Contractor Fraud

What is a Federal Indictment?  Can a Defendant in a Government Contractor Fraud Case Get an Indictment Overturned? Theodore P. Watson. Federal indictments from a grand jury in a federal criminal case involving federal government contractors and defendants in those cases is the formal process where federal law enforcement like… Read more »

What Happens After Indictment?

What Happens After Indictment of Government Contractors? Getting a Grand Jury Indictment in a Criminal Case Involving Federal Contracts Does Not Automatically Mean that You Are Guilty. The Question Becomes What Are You Options? What Happens After Indictment But Before a Criminal Trial. Below are but a Few Potential Outcomes…. Read more »

Avoiding Civil Investigative Demand False Claims Act Penalties

Respond to OIG or DOJ Civil Investigative Demand False Claims Act CIDs and Subpoenas Carefully. How You Respond, or Not, Can Impact Whether You Are Indicted or Charged Criminally or Face Hefty Civil Fines.  Theodore P. Watson, Esq. The False Claims Act (FCA) grants the Department and other federal law… Read more »

What is the False Claims Act?

Navigating government contracts can be a confusing process. Discover the key statutes and regulations surrounding False Claims Act and Be Prepared to Defend Against Federal Charges. The False Claims Act (FCA), 31 USC 3729 -3733 originally enacted in 1863, is a piece of federal legislation that establishes civil liability for… Read more »

What is a Proffer Agreement? Definition & Meaning

Proffer Definition?  What’s a Proffer Agreement in Federal Criminal Cases? A proffer agreement in a government contract fraud case is a voluntary, informal offer made by the prosecutor and the defendant, and where both agree that you agree to plead guilty to certain criminal charges in exchange for certain benefits… Read more »

What is a Qui Tam Lawsuit Under the False Claims Act?

Qui Tam Lawsuits Filed Against Government Contractors: Understanding the Process and Defending Against Allegations The Federal False Claims Act (FCA) is in place to avoid and deter fraud against the United States Government. When employees, or other protected third parties (qui tam relator), bring a lawsuit (qui tam lawsuit) in… Read more »