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Western New York Contractors and Two Owners to Pay More Than $3 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations

“Every time an ineligible contractor knowingly pursues and obtains such set-aside contracts, they are cheating American taxpayers at the expense of service-disabled veterans.” Continue reading

U.S. GAO – Federal Contracting: Additional Management Attention and Action Needed to Close Contracts and Reduce Audit Backlog

Closing contracts ensures the government receives goods or services at the agreed price. Continue reading

Four Men Charged in DOD Bribery and Kickback Conspiracy

Two companion indictments were unsealed today charging four men with participating in a bribery and kickback conspiracy involving a contract for the Department of Defense’s Office of Inspector General (DOD OIG) Continue reading

Federal Register :: Small Business Size Standards; Adoption of 2017 North American Industry Classification System for Size Standards

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is adopting, without change, its proposed revisions to small business size standards. Continue reading

Huntsville Defense Contractor Sentenced for Defrauding DTRA, NASA

A federal judge last week sentenced a Huntsville defense contractor on criminal charges of falsely obtaining Small Business Innovation Research contracts Continue reading

Small Business Contracting: Actions Needed to Demonstrate and Better Review Compliance with Select Requirements for Small Business Advocates

Demonstrated compliance with selected section 15(k) requirements for the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) varied across the 24 agencies GAO surveyed. Continue reading

Former Commerce Employee Sentenced for Bribery Scheme

A former information technology official with the Department of Commerce was sentenced today to 4 years in prison and ordered to forfeit approximately $224,500 for conspiracy to pay and receive bribes, and acceptance of bribes by a public official. Source: Former Commerce Employee Sentenced for Bribery Scheme | USAO-EDVA | Department of Justice

Defense Contractor Sentenced to 5 Years in Federal Prison for $53 Million Procurement Fraud and Illegal Gratuities Scheme

On April 27, 2017, U.S. District Judge Marvin J. Garbis sentenced John Wilkerson, age 51, of Moultrie, Georgia to five years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for a wire fraud conspiracy and for paying illegal gratuities to a government official, in connection with the award of more than $53 million in … Continue reading

Army Reserves Lt. Col. Convicted for Fraudulently Supplying Chinese-made Army Promotional Gear as Made in USA

A federal jury on Tuesday convicted a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves for fraudulently supplying hundreds of thousands of Chinese-produced baseball caps and backpacks to the Army Recruiting Command, despite receiving millions of dollars under contracts stating the items “MUST BE 100 % U.S. MADE.” Source: Army Reserves Lt. Col. Convicted for Fraudulently … Continue reading

Sanofi Pasteur Agrees to Pay $19.8 Million to Resolve Drug Overcharges to the Department of Veterans Affairs

Sanofi Pasteur Agrees to Pay $19.8 Million to Resolve Drug Overcharges to the Department of Veterans AffairsSanofi-Pasteur has agreed to pay $19,868,194 to resolve claims that it incorrectly calculated drug prices and thereby overcharged the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for drugs under two contracts between 2002 and 2011, the Department of Justice announced … Continue reading