Government Contracts & Investigations

Paycheck Protection Program – What Has Changed?

Previously we reported on the various types of loan relief available under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act signed into law on March 27, 2020. The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), implemented by the Small Business Administration (SBA), with support from the Department of the Treasury, is a key program to provide funding to helpRead More

Topics: Statutes and Regulations

The First Civil False Claims Act Settlement Resulting from PPP Fraud Has Finally Been Announced

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On Tuesday, January 12, 2021, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of California announced the first, and long-anticipated, civil settlement resolving allegations of fraud involving the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Up until last week, PPP enforcement primarily involved egregious criminal matters resulting from brazen, “low-hanging fruit” violations, but Brigham Taylor and SlideBelts, Inc.Read More

Topics: Fraud, False Claims, and False Statements

DoD COVID-19 Vaccine Policy Seeks Wider Distribution of Vaccine to Government Contractor Employees to Secure the DIB – Contractors Take Note!

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As government contractors, you have been caught between the Scylla and Charybdis of the COVID-19 pandemic. On the one hand, you have been required to continue to perform your government contracts to ensure the safety and protection of the nation and on the other you have had to address not only state and local governmentRead More

Topics: Supply Chain Risk Management