Government Procurement Fraud

  • Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses Vulnerable To Fraud

    In a case riddled with collusion and bribery, a Virginia man was found to have exploited the government’s preferential treatment towards veteran-owned businesses in a brazen fraud scheme, resulting in the receipt of millions in wrongfully awarded contracts. Using his position as a sales representative for two separate Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses, or SDVOSBs, he […]

  • Defense Contractors and Your Tax Dollars

    It is no secret that the United States has a colossal federal budget – one that is projected to reach a staggering $4.09 trillion in the 2018 fiscal year. Of this, over $634 billion, or 15% of the total budget, is allocated to defense spending. Though it is hard to argue the Department of Defense […]

  • Whistleblower Suit Results in Hewlett-Packard’s $55 Million Payout

    As one part of a colossal case against a multitude of information technology contractors, Hewlett-Packard (HP) has agreed to pay $55 million to settle claims that they offered kickbacks in order to unlawfully obtain contracts with various federal agencies. This settlement was just one part of a whistleblower suit that alleged the involvement of dozens […]

  • Government Contracting Requires More Than “Truthiness”

    In homage to Stephen Colbert, we want to discuss the July 2, 2013 false claims act settlement by CyTerra, under which they paid $1.9 million.  As the Department of Justice’s press release stated, “Contractors who negotiate with the government must be scrupulous in their dealings with the government … Government contractors should be on notice […]