When the federal government hires an outside company to produce a product and the product is defective or fails to meet specifications, there is potential for a whistleblower claim
(PRWEB) December 12, 2013
According to the Corporate Whistleblower Center, "We believe a growing number of contractors are knowingly providing defective products to various government agencies. When the federal government hires an outside company to produce a product and the product is defective or fails to meet specifications, there is potential for a whistleblower claim when the fraud or resulting damage is substantial, as we would like to explain to potential whistleblowers if they call us at 866-714-6466.”
A recent example of this occurred with engineering company Northrop Grumman, who is in the middle of a whistleblower lawsuit for allegedly defrauding the US Postal Service by knowingly providing defective equipment to the USPS and allegedly by falsifying reports about the machine’s quality. According to the lawsuit, Northrop Grumman had a contract worth up to $874 million with the USPS for sorting machines designed to improve efficiency and save the USPS millions of dollars. As part of the contract, Northrup Grumman was required to provide documentation showing the machines were meeting performance and quality standards. However, allegedly the machines were found to be defective, and Northrup Grumman allegedly provided false reports about the efficiency and quality of the machines.
“Abusing taxpayer dollars and defrauding the government costs everyone,” says the Corporate Whistleblower Center. “Anyone working for any type of contractor or company that is knowingly providing products and services to the government that are defective is encouraged to contact us immediately at 866-714-6466 for more information about whistleblower reward programs.” The only caveats are the potential whistleblower must have very well-documented proof, and the wrongdoing must exceed one million dollars. 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 and every industry.
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 November 11, 2103 news article on this topic: http://postandparcel.info/58913/news/companies/northrop-grumman-facing-whistleblower-lawsuit-over-874m-usps-contract/
Case number: U.S. ex rel. Michaud v. Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., No. 11-cv-606, U.S. Dist. for E.D. of Va.