Defense Contractor Fraud
Defense contractor fraud is a common occurrence. It can take many forms, including non-compliance with specifications, the sale of defective products, product substitution, and cost-allocation and overbilling schemes. Defense procurement fraud can compromise people’s lives and safety and can amount to significant monetary losses for taxpayers. Defense contracting fraud can affect all bureaus of the Department of Defense.
For example, a lawsuit brought by us on behalf of a whistleblower alleged that a national freight forwarder submitted fraudulent claims for payment to the Department of Defense for the shipment of freight. The case alleged that the company engaged in a pattern and practice of knowingly submitting false claims for payment by transporting freight wholly by surface transportation rather than by air, as required by Department of Defense regulations, and by misrepresenting the actual delivery dates of the freight. The company pleaded guilty to a felony and agreed to settle the matter for $28 million.
Hodgson Russ offers innovative representation and advisement on defense contractor fraud matters. Our defense contract fraud attorneys focus on complex litigation matters and everyday compliance matters. As one of the oldest firms in the United States, Hodgson Russ provides attentive representation while respecting your time and resources.
We believe the strongest business relationships begin with legal talent, timely attention, and respect. Our attorneys are well-qualified to provide you with the high-quality representation you deserve.
At Hodgson Russ, we appreciate our clients and expect to serve them effectively and efficiently. Hodgson Russ has offices in New York City, Albany, Buffalo, and Saratoga Springs, New York. We also have offices in Toronto, Ontario, and Palm Beach, Florida.
For more information on the False Claims Act and defense contractor fraud, contact Dan Oliverio.