Setback in FCPA Case Won’t Cool DOJ’s Ardor for Prosecutions

On Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, Judge Richard Leon in the U.S. District Court in the District of Columbia dismissed conspiracy charges against six defendants in the high-profile “Gabon sting” Foreign Corrupt Practices Act case. After 12 weeks of trial in which the government put on its case, the judge found that there was insufficient evidence […]

U.S. Announces Recovery of $422 Million in Contract Fraud in FY 2011

By Carol L. O’Riordan The Justice Department announced on Dec. 19, 2011, that it recovered $422 million in fiscal year 2011 in procurement fraud cases. The total amount recovered for procurement fraud in the last three fiscal years exceeds $1.5 billion, a record for any three-year period. It’s clear that procurement and contract fraud are […]

VA Changes Stance on Key Issue on Veterans’ Set-Aside Contracts

In response to a more-than-gentle nudge from the Government Accountability Office (GAO), a lawsuit by veteran-owned companies, and considerable dissatisfaction on Capitol Hill, the Veterans Administration has backtracked from a prior legal position that could have reduced the impact of a 2006 law that Congress passed in order to help veterans obtain government contracts on […]