Ethics

“Buy America” Violations Costs Company

January 11, 2016 Wisconsin Architectural Firm to Plead Guilty and Pay $3 Million to Resolve Criminal and Civil Claims Source: US Department of Justice, Office of Public Affairs, January 6, 2016 The Department of Justice announced today that Wisconsin-based Novum … Continued

Prosecution of Government Contractor Fraud is on an Uptick

November 25, 2015 USDOT DBE Fraud Enforcement Source: The Federal Government Contracts and Procurement Blog, Nicholas T. Solosky, October 27, 2015 We are currently in the midst of an unprecedented uptick in the prosecution of (alleged) government contractor fraud under … Continued

Small Business Admits It was Never a WOSB

Manhattan U.S. Attorney Files And Settles Civil Fraud Lawsuit Against UFC Aerospace And Douglas B. Davis For Engaging In Fraudulent Conduct In Violation Of The Small Business Act Fraud lawsuit costs small business $20 million. Source: Department of Justice, US … Continued

VA Contracts Fraudulently Awarded to New Jersey Woman

Woman sentenced to 37 months for bribing VA official Source: centraljersey.com, published July 13, 2015 TRENTON — A Hopewell woman was sentenced to 37 months in prison for bribing a former Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) supervisory engineer at the … Continued

Settlement Reached on False 8(a) Program Status

Contractor pays $7.8M for falsely claiming 8(a) status Source: FederalTimes, Article written by Aaron Boyd, published July 7, 2015 A government contractor agreed to pay $7.8 million to settle claims it falsely represented itself as a small disadvantaged business, illegally … Continued

VA’s Vet-owned Small Business Goals Questioned by Whistleblower

Congress to Examine Fraud in VA’s Vet-owned Small Business Goals Lawmakers on Tuesday will hear allegations of manipulation and fraud by Veterans Affairs Department employees into the agency’s goals for serving veteran-owned and service disabled-owned small businesses. Heading up the … Continued

“Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Provisions Proposed

Federal Contractors To Be Burdened With Additional Disclosure Requirements If Government Has Its Say The U.S. Labor Department (DOL) and three federal agencies (the Department of Defense, the General Services Administration and NASA) recently issued two proposed documents relating to … Continued