What Should I Do if I Suspect Fraud at a US Military Base in Romania?
Honest advice from experienced whistleblower attorneys. Vorbim Romaneste
Romania has become a critical strategic ally of the United States in Europe. Located on the Black Sea and less than 1,000 miles by air from Russia, Syria, Iraq and Libya, Romania has increasingly become an important part of America’s foreign policy strategy. That’s why the prospect of fraud at U.S. military bases in Romania is so alarming. We rely on U.S. bases in Romania to protect America’s best interests.
It takes tremendous courage for a whistleblower to step forward and bring attention to the proper authorities. We can stand by your side throughout the process and protect your rights and privacy. Our lawyers at Brewer & Pritchard, P.C. know how to handle fraud cases involving military contractor fraud. That’s because our attorneys have first-hand experience working with the U.S. military overseas. We also thoroughly understand the laws governing fraud at overseas U.S. military bases in Romania.
Our law firm employs Romanian-speaking attorneys. We also have extensive knowledge and experience working with government and military whistleblowers worldwide. All of these elements combine to create a unique law firm able to serve a wide range of legal needs to the highest standards. We take pride in our work, and we’re eager to put our knowledge and experience to the test for you.
Types of cases we handle at our law firm
Overseas military contractor fraud cases in Romania can cover a wide range. Some of the most common – and most complicated – cases often involve:
- Overcharging for contracted goods or services
- Billing for goods or services not provided
- Bribing Romanian government officials or U.S. military personnel in exchange for government contracts
- Offering kickbacks to Romanian government officials or U.S. military personnel in exchange for lucrative government contracts
- Double billing the U.S. military for goods or services
As in other countries, U.S. laws apply to U.S. military bases in Romania. We are well versed in the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the False Claims Act, which contains a “qui tam” provision that allows U.S. citizens to sue on behalf of the federal government and get back a percentage of the financial recovery.
The False Claims Act protects the rights of whistleblowers who expose fraud involving the U.S. military. The Act also includes a first-to-file rule, which states that only the first whistleblower who files a complaint is eligible to be financially compensated. That’s why it’s important to act fast if you’re aware of corruption or fraud involving a U.S. military base in Romania.
Deveselu Air Base Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System Fraud
Deveselu Air Base in Romania is one of the most important U.S. military bases overseas. The strategically-located air base serves as home to an Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System. In 2013, the Pentagon awarded a $134 million contract to KBR, a Houston-based military contractor, to build the defense system there. In 2016, the military base became operational, making the base home to Europe’s first land-based ballistic missile defense system.
If you suspect fraud or corruption involving a contract associated with Deveselu Air Base in Romania, it’s important to take strong and immediate legal action. Otherwise, such wrongdoing could continue and potentially even put people’s lives at risk, depending on the specific circumstances related to the case.
Our attorneys understand the sensitive nature of bringing forward information about fraudulent conduct at military bases. We know Houston and Romania well. That’s why we’re the first place people should call if they suspect fraud at Deveselu Air Base or any other American military base in Romania.
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Don’t underestimate the complexity or urgency of your potential case. Learn more about your rights and legal obligations. Contact our law firm right now. We respect our clients’ privacy and work discreetly on every case. Call (713) 903-2731 or fill out our online inquiry form and schedule a confidential appointment.
You’ll notice the difference the first time you talk to an attorney at our firm. We don’t take a one-size-fits-all approach to corruption or fraud cases involving U.S. military bases in Romania. We take the time to find out the exact nature of your case. That way, we can create a unique strategy that addresses your specific legal needs. You can count on us when it matters most.