Government Contract Fraud
What is Government Contract Fraud?
State and Federal Governments contract with private companies for a variety of projects ranging from everyday needs to high-tech complex equipment. Due to the vast and continuous needs of the Government, billions of dollars in Government contracts are paid out each year to contractors without an in-depth investigation into the adequacy of the completed project or the sincerity of the contractors.
Why does the Government contract with private companies?
Without these private companies, the Government would not be able to provide simple necessities like roads, tunnels, and buildings or our military with the equipment needed to protect the country like helicopters, missiles, and other supplies provided by defense contractors.
What are some common Government Contract Fraud schemes?
Some common Government Contract Fraud schemes include contractors being paid for work that:
- It should not have been rewarded in the first place due to Small Business Fraud;
- Include inflated costs of the project;
- Misrepresent the labor and material costs;
- Contain different products than the ones agreed upon by the Government;
- Use substandard or poorly made materials;
- Charge the Government for materials, labor, or research that is not part of the project.
Where can I learn more?
For more information on these specific types of Government Contract Fraud, please review our in-depth pages to learn about common violations under the False Claims Act:
What can I do to stop Government Contract Fraud?
If you have knowledge and proof that a company is submitting false claims in relation to a government contract, then give us a call today for a free consultation and case review with an experienced whistleblower attorney.
This information is for educational purposes. It is not offered as and does not constitute legal advice or legal opinions. You should not act or rely upon this information without seeking the advice of an attorney.