In the interest of national security, the government imposes huge fines against contractors who are illegally providing the government with products made from China and other countries prohibited by the Trade Agreements Act
(PRWEB) October 22, 2013
According to the Corporate Whistleblower Center, “Companies who abuse the federal government's bidding, and contracting process are more widespread than we initially thought. In the interest of national security, the government imposes huge fines against contractors who are illegally providing the government with products made from China and other countries prohibited by the Trade Agreements Act. This presents a tremendous opportunity for whistleblowers that have substantial proof of fraud.”
One recent example occurred in March 2013. According to the Department of Justice, CDW-Government LLC (CDW-G), a contractor for the US General Services Administration (GSA) agreed to pay $5.66 million to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act. According to the lawsuit, among other allegedly fraudulent acts, CDW-G sold products to the United States that were made in China, which violates the Trade Agreement Act.
The information was brought to light by a whistleblower, who received a reward of $1.58 million.
The Corporate Whistleblower Center believes the number of companies and contractors providing the US government with equipment or products from countries prohibited by the Trade Agreement Act is much higher than anyone even knows. Potential whistleblowers with documented proof of this type of fraud are strongly encouraged to contact the group at 866-714-6466 to find out more information. Whistleblowers often receive multimillion dollar rewards for their efforts, and the Corporate Whistleblower Center is there to help them. http://CorporateWhistleblowerCenter.Com
Simple rules for a whistleblower from the Corporate Whistleblower Center:
- Do not go to the government first if you are a major whistleblower. The Corporate Whistleblower Center says, “Major whistleblowers frequently go to the federal government thinking they will help. It’s a huge mistake.”
- Do not go to the news media with your whistleblower information. Public revelation of a whistleblower’s information could destroy any prospect for a reward.
- Do not try to force a government contractor, or corporation to come clean to the government about their wrongdoing. The Corporate Whistleblower Center says, “Fraud is so rampant among federal contractors that any suggestion of exposure might result in an instant job termination, or harassment of the whistleblower. Come to us first, tell us what type of information you have, and if we think it’s sufficient, we will help find the right law firms to assist in advancing your information.”
- The Corporate Whistleblower Center wants to emphasize there are high quality whistleblowers in every state including California, New York, Florida, Texas, Massachusetts, Maryland, Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, Missouri, Michigan, Iowa, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and Alaska.
Any type of insider or employee who possesses significant proof of their employer or a government contractor defrauding the federal government is encouraged to contact to Corporate Whistleblower Center anytime at 866-714-6466 or via their web site at http://CorporateWhistleBlowerCenter.Com
For attribution purposes please refer to the March 29th 2013 press release from the Justice Department: http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2013/March/13-civ-360.html
Case Number: The case is captioned U.S. ex rel. Joe Liotine, vs. CDW-Government, Inc., 05-cv-33-DRH-DGW