Military Fraud

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

Over the past year, we have examined a False Claims Act case against one of the largest military contractors in the world: Kellogg, Brown & Root. Known as KBR, this firm has been awarded over $40 billion in government work throughout the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, primarily for logistical support. In an ongoing lawsuit filed [...]

By | 2019-02-18T15:32:28+00:00 March 31st, 2014|Military Contractor Fraud|

U.S. Government Intervenes in Military False Claims Case

The United States government has opted to intervene in a controversial case involving several defense contractors. The case was originally filed under the whistleblower provisions of the False Claims Act and, after an intense review, the government has stepped in and filed its own complaint. By intervening in this case, the government is able to [...]

By | 2018-10-04T16:22:06+00:00 February 11th, 2014|Military Contractor Fraud|

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

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 Iraq. Triple Canopy’s contract with [...]

By | 2019-02-18T16:17:43+00:00 March 22nd, 2013|Military Contractor Fraud|