Watson & Associates, LLC’s white collar defense and criminal fraud attorneys and government procurement fraud lawyers have substantial experience helping small businesses and larger companies involved in procurement fraud investigations and cases involving federal government contracts. We represent corporate entities charged with violations of various statutes such as the False Claims Act, Buy American Act and Federal Acquisition Regulations.
When bringing criminal charges against federal contractor personnel or companies, our white-collar criminal defense lawyers help you to avoid costly mistakes when defending cases involving complex federal regulations. Traditional defense lawyers may not always have experience with federal contracts and the underlying rules that federal prosecutors seek to bring criminal charges. As government contractor fraud lawyers, we represent defense contractors throughout the United States and overseas.
Types of Federal Government Procurement Fraud Investigation Cases
Purchasing fraud in government contracting creates a multitude of issues that you or your company may have to deal with. Our white-collar and defense contractor fraud criminal defense attorneys work with our clients to put forth an aggressive defense strategy. When bringing criminal charges against contractor employees or the company, we understand that developing a strong criminal defense early in a government contract fraud investigation is essential to how the rest of the case goes. Watson & Associates’ procurement fraud lawyers and white collar crime defense attorneys defend against, or provide outside counsel services in the following types of purchasing fraud cases:
- Conflicts of Interest
- Buy American Act cases
- Collusive bidding between bidders
- Purchasing fraud kickback schemes
- Defective goods
- Government construction fraud defense
- Government procurement fraud investigations
- Government contract small business programs
- Falsifying qualifications or contractor status
- Labor discharging
- Defective or counterfeit products
- Improper product substitution
- False claims Act, qui tam and invoices
- Change order schemes
- False statements and claims
- SBA 8(a)program fraud investigations
- Limitations on subcontracting and pass-through contracts
- SBA 8(a), SDVOSB fraud and HUBZone government contract fraud criminal cases
Government Contractor Fraud Attorneys & White Collar Crime Lawyers
When bringing criminal charges against federal contractors, there are many situations where federal prosecutors will try to pursue criminal charges against you or your company for False Claims Act violations. In recent years, IG offices and federal prosecutors are bringing many cases against individuals and companies for some aspect of procurement fraud. Some of the alleged procurement fraud schemes include conspiracy to defraud the government through false claims in the SBA 8(a) Business Development Program (8a Certification); Historically Underutilized Business Zone or HUBZone Fraud; SBA Small Business Program Fraud; Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) Fraud, limitations on subcontracting pass-through contracts and more. Having experienced government contractor fraud attorneys and white collar crime lawyers that understand the applicable regulations and programs is critical to achieving a fair outcome for defendants.
White Collar Criminal Defense Attorneys
White collar crime and federal government contractor fraud have now become a high priority for federal law enforcement agencies. This level of fraud occurs when there is evidence to show that you or your company has developed a dishonest scheme to go after government funds or property. Whether you were actually paid or have been awarded a contract is irrelevant. Simple misrepresentation, depending on the facts, can be enough. These are areas in procurement fraud cases that our government contract fraud lawyers can help.
At Watson & Associates, federal white collar crime attorneys and government fraud lawyers help large businesses and small government contracting firms to defend against allegations of procurement fraud and other civil and criminal allegations.
Government Contractor Fraud Lawyers
When either the Inspector General (IG), Department of Justice (DOJ) or some other federal law enforcement agency decides to pursue criminal charges against small businesses or other defense contractors, most companies will immediately hire a local criminal defense attorney. Later, the reality is that the attorney realizes that there is more to a federal government contracting fraud case than the typical allegations of conspiracy and criminal fraud. These are areas where our federal contractor white collar criminal defense lawyers can help.
Small Business Government Contract Fraud Lawyers
Government Procurement Fraud Defense Attorneys & False Claims Act Investigation Counsel: When federal law enforcement pursues criminal action against you for procurement fraud and violation of the Anti-Kickback Statute, there is also a violation of the Federal False Claims Act. In SBA fraud cases involving small business certification which result in the award of government contracts, the government will then tack on criminal charges because the invoices submitted for payment would (allegedly) be fraudulent and therefore subject to monetary penalties and treble damages under the False Claims Act. Watson’s government fraud lawyers help small businesses and federal contracting firms to defend their rights.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT WHITE COLLAR CRIMES AND GOVERNMENT CONTRACT FRAUD
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