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DRS Technical Services Agrees to Settle False Claims Act Allegations for $13.7 Million

Aside from healthcare fraud, intentional fraudulent misconduct pursuant to contracts for defense goods or services is one of the most common areas triggering liability under the federal False Claims Act. As you may recall, the False Claims Act got its start during the Civil War era as a way to eradicate costly, life-threatening scams [...]

By | 2018-09-11T12:38:50+00:00 October 24th, 2014|Contractor Fraud|

New Whistleblower Lawsuit Alleges False Billing by Aircraft Company Derco Aerospace, Inc.

In a recent False Claims Act case, a whistleblower has alleged that Derco Aerospace, Inc. has unlawfully engaged in fraudulent billing practices in violation of a contract between the company and the federal government. The case, which is speculated to be the largest whistleblower case ever filed in Wisconsin, involves nearly [...]

By | 2018-03-27T09:43:40+00:00 September 1st, 2014|Military Contractor Fraud|

Solicitor General Urges Courts to Put Military-Related False Claims Act Cases on Hold Under Wartime Suspension of Limitations Act

The False Claims Act got its start addressing fraud and misconduct pursuant to contracts with the U.S. military during the Civil War. The Act works to deter and punish government contractors who take advantage of the Department of Defense under contracts for the provision of materials, logistics, support, and many other necessary components of military [...]

By | 2018-09-24T15:16:11+00:00 June 30th, 2014|Military Contractor Fraud|

Securities and Exchange Commission Joins False Claims Act Investigation Against KBR

KBR operates military logistics all over the world and is one of the largest supporters of the U.S. military, arranging for housing and food for troops stationed across the globe.Image source: Wikimedia Commons Over the past year, we have examined a False Claims Act case against one of the largest military contractors in [...]

By | 2018-03-26T01:08:18+00:00 March 31st, 2014|Military Contractor Fraud|

U.S. Government Intervenes in Military False Claims Case

The FCA was enacted in 1863 and was dubbed the “Lincoln Law.” It has undergone several revisions and was revitalized in 2009 to broaden its scope.Image source: Wikimedia Commons The United States government has opted to intervene in a controversial case involving several defense contractors. The case was originally filed under the whistleblower [...]

By | 2018-03-25T15:01:34+00:00 February 11th, 2014|Military Contractor Fraud|

Whistleblower Lawsuit Alleges U.S. Government was Illegally Billed for Unqualified Security

Image Source: patchbug.com A Virginia-based defense contractor is now facing charges due to a complaint filed by the U.S. Department of Justice. The qui tam lawsuit alleges that the company, Triple Canopy, submitted false claims by hiring unqualified security guards after they were awarded a one-year $10 million contract to provide security in [...]

By | 2018-03-26T10:30:48+00:00 March 22nd, 2013|Military Contractor Fraud|