The False Claims Act punishes individuals and organizations that attempt to defraud the government. Procurement fraud occurs when the government is defrauded during the process of procuring products and services.
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Not unlike any other business, the government purchases or “procures” billions of dollars-worth of goods and services from private contractors to keep its operations running. These procurements can include everything from fighter jets and new bridges to printers and paper clips.
Defense contractor fraud can cost United States taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars. Worse yet, this illegal and unethical behavior endangers the safety of our troops in the name of profit, something that is both egregious and unacceptable. If you are aware of defense contractor fraud, you have an obligation and a duty to blow the whistle.
Pharmaceutical fraud can have devastating effects on patients and their loved ones. From off-label marketing to falsifying study outcomes, pharmaceutical fraud causes vulnerable people to suffer while corrupt companies see their profits soar. Choosing to stand up against these powerful companies is a noble endeavor but not one you want to face alone.
Whistleblowers take a big risk when exposing fraudulent activities of companies. Retaliation against whistleblowers is prohibited, but this doesn’t prevent companies from taking improper actions. To protect yourself as a whistleblower, you need an experienced lawyer who understands your rights and how to protect you from illegal retaliation.
No matter where you live, you’ve probably seen it—highways being built, roads being repaired or widened, and massive buildings slowly growing towards the sky. It seems like many towns and cities are in a constant state of construction. The federal government funds or assists many of these construction projects, and it can be a lot to keep an eye on.