Because contracts to companies providing any type of imaginable service to the Department can be so incredibly large the potential for multi million dollar whistleblower rewards can be in the millions of dollars
(PRWEB) November 13, 2014
The Corporate Whistleblower Center says, "Because contracts to companies providing any type of imaginable service to the Department can be so incredibly large the potential for multi million dollar whistleblower rewards can be in the millions of dollars. We need to emphasize it can be any kind of contract involving maintenance, technology, research, transportation, logistics, construction, food services, etc. If a whistleblower possess well documented proof of a contractor overbilling the DOD in any way we are urging them to call us anytime at 866-714-6466."
On October 16th 2014 the Department of Justice announced that it has filed its complaint in intervention in a case against defendants Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation and two of its subsidiaries, Sikorsky Support Services Inc. and Derco Aerospace Inc., for allegedly violating the False Claims Act. Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation, with headquarters in Stratford, Connecticut.
The government’s complaint alleges that Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation approved an illegal cost-plus-a-percentage-of-cost subcontract between Sikorsky Support Services Inc., and Derco Aerospace. A cost-plus-a-percentage-of-cost contract is one where the cost of performance is unknown in advance and compensation is determined based on the cost of performance plus an agreed-to percentage of such costs. Such contracts are prohibited because they give contractors no incentive to control the cost of performance. The complaint further alleges the defendants used this illegal subcontract to overcharge the Navy on parts and materials that were used to maintain Navy aircraft
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 they believe there are high quality whistleblowers who possess well documented proof of contractor overbilling the federal government 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
For attribution please refer to the October 16th, 2014 United States Department of Justice press release on this matter: http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/united-states-files-complaint-false-claims-act-lawsuit-alleging-defense-contractors-knowingly
Case number:The case is captioned United States ex rel. Patzer v. United Technologies Corporation, et al., No. 11-C-560 (E.D. Wis.).