Defense Contractor Fraud and Government Procurement Fraud siphon billions away
from the more than $1 trillion Congress appropriates every year for National Defense spending. The problem is not new. Fraud by defense contractors — often in the form of overcharges for services and products – has plagued the federal government for centuries. Rampant fraud on the Union Army during the Civil War was actually the impetus for the passage of the False Claims Act in 1863. Fed up with buying rancid food and ailing mules in the war effort, Abraham Lincoln proposed a law that would allow those in the best position to know about the fraud to report it and get compensated for doing so. More than one hundred and fifty years later, the False Claims Act is still the federal government’s best weapon in fighting this ongoing problem. Even though it now buys more jet fighters than mules, the Department of Defense still has to feed troops and provide them with the equipment they need to do their jobs. Each product and service is an important part of our modern-day national defense. False Claims Act cases exposing defense contractor fraud and government procurement fraud play an essential role in the government’s ongoing effort to secure the national defense.
If you believe someone has knowingly committed defense contractor fraud or government procurement fraud, and you would like to learn more about or would like to bring a whistleblower lawsuit, the qui tam lawyers at Keller Grover LLP can help you. These whistleblower lawyers understand qui tam litigation, including the whistleblower protection provisions, and strive to achieve the best possible results for their clients.