Passed in 1863 and expanded in 1986, the False Claims Act punishes individuals and businesses that attempt to defraud the government through false billing for goods and services. The procurement fraud attorneys at Hodgson Russ provide experienced representation in False Claims Act cases to whistleblowers and others requiring litigation. If you or someone you know has information pertaining to previously unknown procurement fraud, Hodgson Russ may be able to help.
Government procurement fraud affects the General Services Administration and all agencies and bureaus of the federal government, and it has a profound impact on state procurement efforts as well. Purchasing fraud can take several forms – from simple double-billing and purchase-order fraud to complex overbilling and pricing schemes and the provision of inferior products and services.
Our firm, for example, represented a whistleblower in a case against a government-contracted manufacturer of eyeglasses. The company was defrauding the government by not performing the required safety testing on the glasses and by providing substandard product in violation of the contract specification. The case was settled for a substantial amount of money, and our whistleblower was awarded 23 percent of the proceeds.
Hodgson Russ is one of the oldest law firms in the United States. Our talented procurement fraud attorneys provide sophisticated and attentive representation while respecting your resources and time. When you partner with Hodgson Russ, you will benefit directly from the quality representation you deserve as well as timely attention and respect for your resources.
If you or someone you know needs advice from a procurement fraud law firm, contact Hodgson Russ. Our firm has offices in New York City, Albany, Buffalo, and Saratoga Springs, New York, as well as in Toronto, Ontario, and Palm Beach, Florida.
For more information on the False Claims Act, whistleblower protections, and procurement fraud , contact Dan Oliverio.