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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

Webinar on 3/30 for newly launched Maryland Defense Network!

In collaboration with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and Towson University, the Maryland Department of Commerce invites Maryland defense contractors and subcontractors to leverage the Maryland Defense Network (MDN) tool. This free resource captures, compiles, and presents information about federal contract and grant actions by DoD agencies with features for exploring companies part of … Continue reading

Federal Register: Revise and Streamline VA Acquisition Regulation To Adhere to FAR Principles

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is proposing to amend and update its VA Acquisition Regulation (VAAR). Continue reading

Contractor Whistleblower Protections Pilot Program: Improvements Needed

Whistleblowers play an important role in safeguarding the federal government against fraud, waste, and abuse. Continue reading

U.S. GAO – HUBZone Program: Oversight Has Improved But Some Weaknesses Remain

Since 2008, GAO has issued several products that identified weaknesses in the HUBZone program and made recommendations to SBA to address them. Continue reading

Fraud Alert: HHS OIG Hotline Telephone Number Used in Scam

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) recently confirmed that the HHS OIG Hotline telephone number is being used as part of a telephone spoofing scam targeting individuals throughout the country. Continue reading

Seven Defendants Plead Guilty to Millions of Dollars of Fraudulent Sales to Defense Department

Jeffrey Harrington and Michael Mayer, the owners of several defense contracting firms, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Karen Crawford this morning to conspiring to commit wire fraud and file false claims, and to making false statements on their federal income tax returns. Continue reading

Contractor At U.S. Military Bases Admits Paying Bribes And Kickbacks

A Pennsylvania man who operated a construction company that did work at construction projects at two military bases in New Jersey today admitted paying bribes and kickbacks to get the contracts, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced Continue reading