Fraud on the part of defense contractors costs billions, and it can endanger the lives of our soldiers, sailors and airmen.
If you have knowledge of fraud on the part of a defense company or military supplier, you can take action. Under the qui tam provisions of the Federal Civil False Claims Act (FCFCA), you can blow the whistle on fraud, and you may be able to collect a percentage of money recovered.
Alan Lescht and Associates, P.C., in Washington, D.C., is a law firm dedicated to helping concerned citizens blow the whistle on fraud. Our team of attorneys has more than 60 years of combined experience and the resources needed to successfully pursue these often complex cases.
The Federal Civil False Claims Act (FCFCA) was enacted in 1863 in response to rampant military supplier fraud during the Civil War. The act has been amended numerous times since then. Under the terms of FCFCA, private citizens with knowledge of fraud on the part of a government contractor or supplier can file a whistleblower lawsuit. If it is successful, the fraudulent party may be held liable for treble damages. The whistleblower is entitled to a percentage of these funds, plus attorney fees and court costs.
Alan Lescht and Associates, P.C., represents plaintiffs in all types of military fraud cases, including those involving:
Cross-charging — When a contractor bills costs to a cost-plus contract, while it was actually working on products for a separate fixed cost contract.
Product substitution — When a contractor uses substandard components, or when a contractor uses parts from a foreign source when the contract specifies U.S.-made components.
Improper cost allocation — Billing the government for work done on a nongovernment contract, or misallocating overhead costs to work done on a government contract.
Failure to comply with specifications — Cutting corners in the manufacture of a product or omitting required test procedures.
Violations in the Truth in Negotiations Act — Deliberately inflating costs for products sold to the government in a sole supplier contract.
Please contact our firm to speak with an experienced military and contractor fraud lawyer. We offer strategic and results-driven legal service to clients in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, and federal government employees around the world.