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 vehicles such as the False Claims Act and agency suspension and debarment programs.  Generally speaking, the government uses these methods to claw back Federal contracting dollars from contractors suspected of engaging in unethical practices and fraud.

Add another one to the list – the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program is in the news, as the government is cracking down on contractors alleged to have misrepresented their DBE standing in order to reap Program benefits.   Read More …

Make sure your DBE standing is in order when applying for government contracts.  Contact your nearest PTAC for assistance with DBE questions.


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