“Unprecedented national results.”
— Los Angeles Daily Journal
Defense contracting lies at the heart of qui tam law in the United States. President Abraham Lincoln and Congress created the False Claims Act in 1863 in response to widespread fraud by suppliers whose false billings to the Union Army included gunpowder that had been cut with sawdust, boots with glued (not stitched) soles and dead mules.
As a result, the legislation that was passed during the Civil War included a qui tam provision to empower and incentivize people with information about fraud — and defense contracting fraud in particular — to come forward for the benefit of the federal government. Today, these rewards and protections have been expanded, and as the defense sector remains one of the largest areas of government spending, the potential for fraud continues.
Among the largest awards our firm has obtained includes a $103 million whistleblower recovery and jury verdict against defense contractors who falsified tests and illegally substituted products for military equipment. We also obtained a $32 million recovery against a defense contractor who padded estimates on sole sources contracts in violation of the Truth-in-Negotiations Act.
A Nationwide Leader In Combating Defense Contractor Fraud
In an area of the law in which very few lawyers gain expertise, Warren | Benson Law Group has distinguished itself as one of the most successful qui tam litigation firms in the nation with highly experience defense contractor fraud lawyers. Our attorneys have participated directly in some of the most high-profile whistleblower lawsuits in history and created significant case law precedent throughout the federal courts.
Warren | Benson Law Group has handled some of the most complex defense contractor fraud qui tam cases in history.
Examples of defense contractor fraud cases our firm has successfully handled include:
- Pricing, qualification and accounting: This can include cross-charging, improper cost allocation and violations of the Truth-in-Negotiations Act (TINA).
- Deficient equipment and performance: This can include illegal product substitutions and failure to comply with contract specification.
- FAR, CAS and accounting violations
- Bid rigging fraud
- Defective pricing
- Product defects
- Product substitution
- Indirect cost rate proposals
- Quality assurance and testing
- Improper cost allocation
- Buy American Act
- SBA and minority set-asides
- Energy savings performance contracts (ESPC)
- Central Asia/Mideast contracts
- Foreign military sales
- Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)
- False inventory
- Warehousing storage and logistics
- False qualifications
- Commissary and exchanges
- Arms Export Control Act
- Overhead and indirect cost
- Related entities pricing
Learn If You Can Contribute To A Qui Tam Prosecution With The Help Of A Defense Contractor Fraud Attorney
Financial rewards and legal protections are available to you if you have information that leads to a successful recovery of funds by the government. To discuss your information with one of our defense contractor fraud attorney’s in a private consultation, send a secure email or call 800-844-4406.