Government Contracts & Investigations

Category: Fraud, False Claims, and False Statements

Procurement Fraud Is Alive and Well—and Being Punished

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The recent guilty plea of a furniture company sales executive provides a timely reminder that contractors continue to engage in procurement shenanigans–and continue to get caught. In such circumstances, crime definitely does not pay. On June 10, 2019, the Department of Justice announced that Steven Anstine of Overland Park, Kansas, pled guilty in federal DistrictRead More

Topics: Fraud, False Claims, and False Statements

SCOTUS False Claims Act Statute of Limitations Decision Looms Large

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As most federal government contractors know, the False Claims Act (“FCA”), 31 U.S.C. §§ 3729–33, can be a trap for the unscrupulous. The penalties associated with FCA violations can be steep, and the myriad other consequences (including debarment) can create an existential crisis. Government contractors would do well to pay attention to the FCA’s latest developments.Read More

Topics: Claims and Disputes, Fraud, False Claims, and False Statements, Statutes and Regulations