The US government doesn't own arms factories. It doesn't manufacture its own military equipment. Instead, the federal government relies on independent contractors to build the equipment that supports soldiers, sailors and airmen in far-flung locations.
Competition for these contracts is, theoretically, quite fierce. These are big contracts, and they can make or break some companies. Because of this, the incentive to engage in fraud is always there.
When defense contractors engage in fraud, it's often whistleblowers who bring the crime to the government's attention. But who protects whistleblowers? Defense contractor fraud lawyer James Shoemaker does – he's been working in this field for decades and knows how to protect you as you do the right thing and blow the whistle.
If you're aware of Department of Defense fraud, you should speak to our lawyer immediately. Please call James Shoemaker today at 757-223-4580. Patten, Wornom, Hatten & Diamonstein is located in Virginia, but we welcome cases from across the country.
Examples of Defense Contractor Fraud
The defense industry in the US is massive, and at any given moment there are billions of dollars worth of active defense contracts. Monitoring all of them is essentially impossible, which means catching fraud is difficult.
This is where whistleblowers come in. Ethical, concerned citizens play an incredibly important role in catching defense contractor fraud. But they must be incentivized and protected, or none will come forward.
Our defense contractor fraud lawyer can help you if you've become aware of such fraud, including:
- The use of inadequate materials
- Failure to meet contractual specifications
- Procurement contract fraud
- Corruption in the bidding process
- Falsifying records
These cases don't just cost taxpayers money – they put American troops in danger. They're not acceptable.
The decision to blow the whistle on defense contractor fraud is a noble one. But a noble decision doesn't always work out- many people have tried to do the right thing and suffered for it.
Mr. Shoemaker has represented many relators in False Claims Act and Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower actions. His clients have participated in cases that have resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars being returned to government agencies and his clients earning several millions of dollars in whistleblower awards. Mr. Shoemaker’s experience as an employment lawyer makes him a more effective qui tam lawyer. In several of these cases, parallel retaliation claims were also asserted that afforded his clients significant additional recoveries.
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Mr. Shoemaker can ensure your rights as a whistleblower are protected. We'll help you navigate the False Claims Act, protect you from retaliation and pursue the compensation to which you are entitled.
If you need an experienced defense contractor fraud lawyer to help with your False Claims Act case, please call James Shoemaker today at 757-223-4580. You can also click here to submit an email contact form to our office, and we’ll get back to you at our earliest convenience.