Federal agencies spend billions of dollars each year for the construction and restoration of buildings, infrastructure, and roads. A large portion of these funds, however, may be lost because of fraudulent practices by federal contractors and subcontractors.
Through the qui tam provisions of the FCA, whistleblowers have successfully recovered millions of dollars from unscrupulous contractors in the construction industry.
Major types of fraud in the construction industry include:
Davis-Bacon Act Violations – failure to pay the prevailing wage to employees on a federal construction contract;
Minority/Disadvantaged-Business Enterprise Fraud – use of fraudulent scheme by an ineligible business to obtain a federal contract set aside for a minority-owned business.
Small-Business Fraud – use of a fraudulent scheme by a contractor to obtain a federal construction contract set aside for small businesses.
If you are aware of fraud against the U.S. in the construction industry and would like to speak with one of our attorneys about a potential case, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (610) 667-7706. All case evaluations are confidential and free.