Defense contractor fraud often involves allegations such as:
- Billing under government contracts in violation of contract requirements, so as to illegally inflate overall billings to the U.S. government
- Substituting inferior parts, or purchasing from an unauthorized source, when working on contracts that specify products delivered are to be built using a certain quality of parts, or from certain types of companies
- Failure to comply with contract specifications, such as omitting required testing, quality procedures or other steps in the production process
- Deliberately allocating a disproportionate share of overhead costs to government contracts, shifting more costs to the government’s typical cost-plus contracts, and away from private customers.
Becoming a Whistleblower, and exposing defense contractor fraud, helps ensure that our troops aren’t supplied with faulty body armor, radar that doesn’t track or weapons that explode in their hands. Protecting those who dedicate their lives to protecting U.S. citizens — you, us and our families — is fundamentally decent and an absolute requirement for any civilized nation. Brave Whistleblowers have a long history of helping to protect our troops, as the original False Claims Act was enacted by President Lincoln, in 1863, as an answer to Civil War era fraud committed by companies that sold supplies to the Union Army.
Defense contractor fraud, especially for a country at war, is an unforgivable abuse that can be remedied by the False Claims Act. Protecting those who have chosen to dedicate their lives to protecting each of us is fundamentally decent and an absolute requirement for any civilized nation.
Defense contractor fraud can be related to sophisticated, multi-billion dollar weaponry systems, or items as simple as computers, office supplies and vehicle parts. The wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and our expanded efforts in fighting terror, have resulted in billions of dollars in contract dollars being spent, creating major fraud and abuses likely in the billions of dollars.