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Contractor Fraud

Fraud Under a Government Contract: 4 Red Flags

Government contracts are frequent fodder for fraud, and defendants tend to employ the same tactics when committing unlawful acts with government funds. Image source: Wikimedia Commons Government contract work can be lucrative, long-term, and plentiful – particularly in industries like defense and scientific research. With hundreds of billions [...]

UPDATE: Guardrail Manufacturer Trinity to Pay $633 Million in Fines and Penalties

Over the past several months, we have steadily reported on the plight of Texas-based Trinity Industries, manufacturer of – among other things – guardrails for installation on roadways across the United States. Pursuant to a lucrative contract with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the company was tasked with designing, manufacturing, and installing [...]

Gilbane Construction Settles Allegations of Fraudulently Claiming Status as a Disabled Veteran-Owned Business

In a recent case involving Florida’s W.G. Mills, a prolific construction company, the government alleged that it unlawfully certified one of its subsidiaries as owned and operated by disabled veterans, thereby qualifying the company for contract jobs specifically set aside for these types of historically disadvantaged businesses. However, W.G. Mills’ attempt to increase profits not [...]

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