The perfect candidate we are looking for is probably a purchasing manager for a contractor, a transportation company insider, or an accountant at a company providing goods, or services to the General Services Administration
(PRWEB) October 14, 2014
The Corporate Whistleblower Center is urging insiders, or procurement manages at a private contractor that is providing goods, or services to the US GSA to call them immediately at 866-714-6466, if they possess well documented proof the contractor is not adhering to the terms of a General Services Administration's schedule multiple award contract, because there could be extremely lucrative rewards for this type of information. Specifically the Whistleblower Center is looking for violations of what is called the Trade Agreement Act, also called TAA.
As an example, recently Samsung Electronics America Inc. (Samsung) agreed "to pay $2.3 million to resolve allegations that it caused the submission of false claims for products sold on General Service Administration (GSA) Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) contracts in violation of the Trade Agreements Act of 1979 (TAA)."¹
Allegedly, "Samsung has authorized resellers who hold GSA MAS contracts. Samsung certifies to the authorized resellers that Samsung will provide TAA compliant products and the resellers in turn list those products on the resellers’ GSA MAS contracts. The settlement resolves allegations that, from January 2005 through August 2013, Samsung allegedly caused resellers of its products to sell items on their GSA MAS contracts, allegedly in violation of the TAA by knowingly providing inaccurate information to the resellers regarding the country of origin of the goods. The United States alleges that Samsung represented to the resellers, who in turn represented to federal agencies, that the specified products were made in TAA designated countries, generally Korea or Mexico, when the specified products were in fact manufactured in China, which is not a TAA designated country."¹
The Corporate Whistleblower Center says, "We are urging employees of a company that is providing services to the US government via a GSA contract, who know the contract is being violated by the contractor by knowingly using parts or products in violation of the Trade Agreement Act, to call us anytime at 866-714-6466 because this type of information could extremely valuable for the whistleblower, as we would like to explain.
"The perfect candidate we are looking for is probably a purchasing manager for a contractor, a transportation company insider, or an accountant at a company providing goods, or services to the General Services Administration."
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, Rhode Island, Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, Missouri, Michigan, Indiana, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Kansas, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, Idaho, 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 Corporate Whistleblower Center anytime at 866-714-6466 or via their web site at http://CorporateWhistleblowerCenter.Com
¹ For attribution please refer to the August 2014 United States Department of Justice press release on this matter: http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2014/August/14-civ-875.html
Case Number: United States ex rel. Simmons v. Samsung Electronics America, Inc. et al., No. AW-11-2971 (D. Md.).