contractor fraud

VMWare Settles FCA Allegations for $75 Million Following Five Year Investigation

Software company VMWare has agreed to pay $75 million to settle claims it engaged in illegal price-fixing misconduct.Image source: Wikimedia Commons Government contract work can be extremely lucrative, providing companies with a regular stream of income and dependable job security for their employees. Accordingly, the risk for rampant [...]

By | 2018-03-25T13:55:10+00:00 July 27th, 2015|Contractor Fraud|

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

Florida’s W.G. Mills recently faced exposure to liability for claiming it was a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business. Image source: Wikimedia Commons 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 [...]

By | 2018-03-27T02:39:59+00:00 April 7th, 2015|Contractor Fraud|

Veteran Construction Associates Settles False Veteran Status Claim

Veteran Construction Associates is alleged to have falsified workers’ veteran status information to obtain contracts.Image source: Wikimedia Commons Under the federal False Claims Act, it is unlawful for individuals and businesses to submit claims for reimbursement or funding based on fraudulent, falsified, or exaggerated facts. If a company submits improper claims and [...]

By | 2018-03-26T09:25:03+00:00 February 16th, 2015|Contractor Fraud|

Verizon to Pay $1.3 Million to Settle Allegations of Overcharging for Services

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley recently announced a $1.3 million settlement with Verizon following allegations of overcharges for government telephone services.Image source: Wikimedia Commons Contract fraud is one of the most common issues addressed by the False Claims Act, and it can be found in virtually any industry. [...]

By | 2018-03-26T09:27:04+00:00 January 14th, 2015|Contractor Fraud|

Alaska-Based Eyak Corporation Agrees to Settle False Claims Act Allegations for $2.5 Million

An Anchorage, Alaska-based technology corporation has agreed to settle allegations of bribery and kickbacks, as well as false billing, for $2.5 million.Image source: Wikimedia Commons In an interesting case at the intersection of healthcare and contractor fraud, Anchorage, Alaska-based Eyak Corporation has agreed to settle claims of false [...]

By | 2018-03-25T10:51:42+00:00 December 29th, 2014|Contractor Fraud|

UPDATE: Commonwealth of Virginia Opts to Join Case Against Trinity Industries

Trinity Industries is facing yet another whistleblower lawsuit, which was recently filed by the Commonwealth of Virginia in a Richmond Circuit Court.Image source: Wikimedia Commons 2014 was a bad year for Trinity Industries. As you may recall, the once-prominent guardrail manufacturer has been facing one lawsuit after another – [...]

By | 2018-03-26T09:35:26+00:00 December 26th, 2014|Contractor Fraud|

California State Court Orders New Trial Following California False Claims Act Verdict

San Francisco-based Recology, a waste management company, is facing possible liability for inflating the weight of its reimbursable recyclable trash collection.Image source: Wikimedia Commons California, along with many other states, maintains its own False Claims Act statute that closely mirrors the language of the federal version. The lengthy, [...]

By | 2018-03-25T13:57:00+00:00 December 9th, 2014|Contractor Fraud|
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