Every year, the Department of Defense disperses billions of dollars to defense contractors. This money is supposed to fund the creation of new weapons systems and other equipment for the armed forces.
Unfortunately, defense contractor fraud is exceptionally common. Many companies charged with creating new equipment or improving existing equipment take advantage of lax oversight and expansive budgets to bilk taxpayers.
Whistleblowers have a vital role to play in bringing this fraud to the national attention and securing justice. James Shoemaker has helped whistleblowers pursue Defense Department fraud claims through the False Claims Act for decades. He understands how to protect your rights and provide you with the skilled legal representation you deserve.
If you want to speak to our experienced False Claims Act attorney about blowing the whistle on Department of Defense fraud, please call Mr. Shoemaker today at 757-223-4580. Patten, Wornom, Hatten & Diamonstein is located in Virginia, but we welcome cases from across the country.
Examples of Fraud
In theory, the federal government has a number of protections to ensure defense contractors act on the up and up. In reality, these contractors are often relatively unregulated. It's very difficult to catch defense contractor fraud while it's ongoing without the help of vigilant, courageous whistleblowers.
Of course, whistleblowers like you need protection. Retaliation against whistleblowers is not uncommon, a fact which makes potential whistleblowers understandably reluctant about doing the right thing.
That's why it's so important for you to meet with Mr. Shoemaker if you're considering blowing the whistle on a fraudulent defense contractor. We'll provide you with the learned advice and counsel you need. We'll help guide you through the difficult whistleblower process and protect you from retribution.
We have helped whistleblowers who have acquired evidence of:
- A failure to test equipment
- Maximizing returns by charging under the wrong contract or multiple contracts
- Falsifying charges
- Falsifying time entries
- Fraudulent cost allocations
- Failure to deliver a product that lives up to expectations
Under the False Claims Act, you can receive compensation as a claim “relator.” But receiving the compensation you deserve is not automatic. It requires a skilled attorney helping you along the way. You can trust in James Shoemaker's experience and skill.
If you want to speak to James Shoemaker about Defense Department fraud and learn about your legal options, please call Mr. Shoemaker today at 757-223-4580.