Government Contracting: False Claims Act Violations
The False Claims Act (FCA) was first launched to combat fraud perpetuated
by underhanded government contractors during the Civil War. In the words
of the Supreme Court of the United States:
"[The Statute] originally adopted following a series of sensational
congressional investigations into the sale of provisions and munitions
to the War Department. Testimony before Congress painted a sordid picture
of how the United States had been billed for nonexistent or worthless
goods, charged exorbitant prices for goods delivered, and generally robbed
in purchasing the necessities of war. Congress wanted to stop [the] plundering
of the public treasury.
It is not surprising that these continue to be areas of great concern for
the federal government. Just as the United States has experienced vast
economic and industrial growth since the Civil War, so to has it experienced
a greater demand for competent contractors. Problems have arisen, however,
in that simple contracts for food or supplies have given way to complex
commercial transactions for the procurement of an enormous array of goods
and services. As these contracts become more complex, the fraudulent schemes
of greedy contractors become more subtle. At times it is difficult, even
for an experienced attorney, to evaluate how a particular scheme constitutes
fraud so as to fall under the FCA. Two examples of how contractors have
bilked the federal government are lying on applications to get federal
loans, and falsely certifying compliance with government contracts.
If you are aware of a false claim or fraud existing in a government contract
in which you are involved, you should reach out to a Houston government
contract fraud lawyer who can help.
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FREE whistleblower consultation: (832) 384-9783.
Passionate Representation for Whistleblower Claims
The False Claims Act was put in place to protect the government against
fraudulent uses of their funds, as well as the individuals who report
their findings. We have deep experience and knowledge of whistleblower
investigations and litigation.
We can take cases that involve a wide variety of government contracting
- Defense contractor fraud
- Agriculture subsidies fraud
- Disaster relief fraud
- Environmental fraud
- Research grant fraud
- Public works and construction fraud
Talk to Our Houston Government Contract Attorney at (832) 384-9783
If you are concerned about the repercussions of filing a whistleblower
suit or you have any questions about the process, we would be happy to
provide you with more information and answers. We can work with you to
protect you from retaliation stemming from your whistleblower suit.
The first whistleblower to file a claim will receive a portion of the government's
awarded damage. Get started today.
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