We’re willing to bet that information technology—also known as IT—is not the first group of businesses you think of when you consider fraud against the government. It’s more likely that crooked Medicare providers or defense contractors come to mind when it comes to violations of the False Claims Act (FCA). Nevertheless, high tech/IT companies have been involved in some significant technology-related fraud, prosecuta...
Fraud against the government is ever-changing and, it seems, ever-increasing, especially in the rather specialized areas that involve accounting frauds. One corner of accounting fraud that is frequently exploited is the problem of cross-charging. While cross-charging sometimes requires a partner, it is not necessarily a complicated scam to execute and the fraud can be challenging for an outside auditor to detect. Cross-chargin...
Those in the military whose careers involve protecting us deserve the very best tools and supplies we can give them so they can perform their jobs safely. We previously told you about alleged False Claims Act (FCA) violations by the Boeing Company that endangered military personnel flying Air Force planes. Now, a whistleblower has come forward with FCA allegations that Pratt & Whitney sold the U.S. government defective fig...
Usually when we talk of whistleblowers in education, the fraud involves federal student loans and grants, and for-profit schools. But on September 1, 2016, a story broke involving a renowned bastion of higher education: Duke University and certain researchers have had a False Claims Act suit brought against them by a whistleblower. The former Duke researcher alleges in a qui tam suit that research data had been fabricated or f...

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