The United States spends hundreds of billions of dollars each year on national defense, contracting with private companies to make everything from weapons to uniforms, and provide services from technical support to janitorial support. Some of these companies defraud the government by requesting more compensation than they are owed.
Whistleblowers with first-hand knowledge of defense contractor fraud can bring a qui tam lawsuit under the False Claims Act, and are eligible for a percentage of the government’s recovery in the case. The False Claims Act also protects Whistleblowers from employer retaliation.
Defense Contractor False Claims
The Federal False Claims Act applies to the actions of all government contractors, regardless of size. Actions prohibited by the False Claims Act include:
- Cross charging on fixed-price and cost plus contracts
- Billing for services or products that were not provided
- Not manufacturing products or providing services according to contractual obligations
- Violating the Truth-In-Negotiations Act
- Failing to disclose product defects
Questions about Defense Contractor False Claims & Qui Tam Lawsuits?
If you have information concerning defense contractor fraud, please fill out the form to the right or call toll-free (866) 981-4800 to speak with one of our whistleblower attorneys.