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Types of Whistleblower Cases
Military and Department of Defense Contractors
Defense contract fraud can come in a variety of forms. These might include, but are not limited to:
- Obtaining contracts through false statements.
- Misrepresenting project costs.
- Underbidding, overcharging, or over-billing on contracts.
- Omitting resources available to the company for a project.
- Contract-negotiation fraud.
- Use of cheap or inferior products.
- Failure to follow contract specifications or to complete the project to government requirements.
- Falsifying test results or failing to perform required tests or inspections.
- Billing the government for time spent on private contracts.
- Representing purchases as made from American companies when they are not.
- Failing to comply with contract specifications, misrepresenting qualifications to complete the work.
- Overbilling or overcharging for goods or services.
- Billing for services not provided, utilizing sub-standard goods.
- Violating the Truth-in-Negotiations Act (TINA), which stipulated that the government should have access to all the cost or pricing data the contractor used in making a bid for a government project; if a contractor withheld relevant data which resulted in an overstated price, this would be a violation.