Unfortunately, because of the vast amount of contracts for government services we believe there are billions of dollars in fraudulent claims filed by contractors each year that go unnoticed
(PRWEB) December 30, 2013
"The General Services Administration is charged with the approval and oversight of most federal contracts,” says a representative from the Corporate Whistleblower Center, an advocacy group for whistleblowers. “Unfortunately, because of the vast amount of contracts for government services we believe there are billions of dollars in fraudulent claims filed by contractors each year that go unnoticed. That’s why we are encouraging insiders who have proof of contractor overbilling the federal government’s GSA to contact us at 866-714-6466." http://CorporateWhistleblowerCenter.Com
In a recent example, Axway, Inc. agreed to pay $6.2 million to settle claims that it allegedly provided false pricing information to the GSA. According to the suit, Axway and the companies it acquired allegedly provided the GSA with inaccurate commercial pricing lists for their software licensing services in order to obtain a GSA Multiple Award Schedule, which allows them access to hundreds of government purchasers. This resulted in multiple government agencies allegedly being overbilled for Axway services.
In this case, the whistleblower who brought this information to light will receive a reward of $1.7 million.
The Corporate Whistleblower Center says, "Although this case involved a software company, we want to emphasize that any type of company that provides services to the government can be overbilling or defrauding the GSA. Food service companies, construction, defense contractors, you name it. If you have well-documented proof of this type of wrongdoing, and it exceeds $1 million, please contact us at 866-714-6466, so we can explain the federal whistleblower program to you.” 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.”
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 United States Department of Justice October 2013 press release on this topic: http://www.justice.gov/usao/md/news/2013/AxwayInc.AgreesToPay6.2MillionToResolveFalseClaimsActAllegationsRelatedToGSAMultipleAw.html
Case Number: United States ex rel. Kenneth Marcus v. Tumbleweed Communications Corp., DKC-08-1006.