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How Can I Protect My Business From Government Fraud Charges?

Business owners and other professionals who find themselves facing charges of government fraud must be aware that there may be substantial financial penalties for fraud. In some instances, officers, directors and managers could face individual criminal liability for certain illegal behaviors.

Brunvand Wise, P.A.‘s founding attorney, Bjorn Brunvand, is a Florida board-certified criminal trial attorney and nationally board-certified criminal trial lawyer. He has the experience and expertise to help you and your business with these serious federal charges.

Charges against federal defense contractors have been the most prevalent government fraud cases over the past several years and are almost always filed against the corporate entity itself. Among the many components of a Tampa government contract fraud case are:

  • Assessment of liability
  • Request for reimbursement/restitution
  • Imposition of fines

The Government Is Increasing Efforts To Identify Fraud

Government fraud charges may be on the rise. The federal Department of Justice has even created a special procurement fraud task force to increase the number of fraud investigations against government contractors. Government agencies are also armed with anti-fraud regulations for pursuing government contractors.

The government may, at any time, launch investigations into government contracts. These investigations could relate to:

  • Bids
  • Procurement
  • Cost allowability
  • Accounting standards
  • Pricing
  • False claims
  • Debarment and suspension
  • Subcontractor issues
  • Equitable adjustment claims and other compliance matters

If your business has a contractual relationship with the government and you have some indication that an investigation is imminent, an in-depth consultation with an experienced government fraud defense attorney is advisable. These prosecutions can be financially devastating to a company — due not only to the penalties that can be assessed but also to the preclusion from future business with the government. Early intervention by reputable counsel can often smooth the waters in this regard.

We Can Protect Your Business Against Fraud Charges

If you are concerned your business may face government fraud charges, turn to Brunvand Wise, P.A. To schedule a free initial consultation, call 813-521-8069 or contact us online.