Overseas Military Contractor Fraud
Learn why you should hire a whistleblower attorney if you suspect fraud
Dishonest military contractors often target overseas U.S. military bases for fraudulent activity. These dishonest companies take advantage of contracts with the military at overseas bases, because there often is so much money at stake. That’s because the U.S. military literally spends billions of dollars every year building, staffing and maintaining overseas military bases.
Knowing what to do in such situations can be confusing. Even knowing what your rights and legal obligations are upon discovering wrongdoing might not be clear. That’s why it’s important to talk to an attorney familiar with such cases and who has an in-depth understanding of the laws governing them.
Our whistleblowers attorneys at Brewer & Pritchard, P.C., in Houston have years of experience handling complex legal cases. We know what evidence to look for. We know what questions to ask. We also understand the sensitive and urgent nature of such cases. That’s why we want to talk with you privately about your potential case right away.
What are common overseas military contractor fraud cases?
When contractors overcharge or engage in other illegal activity, everyone loses. The U.S. military runs on precious government funding that could be used for other programs or even returned to taxpayers. Such cases can cover a wide range, including:
- Overcharging for goods or services
- Billing for goods or services not performed
- Providing substandard or inferior products or services at a higher price
- Understaffing (providing fewer workers than contracted for by the U.S. military)
- Kickbacks to overseas government officials, military personnel or contractors
- Bribes to overseas government officials, military personnel or contractors
- Double billing the military for services or products
Whistleblowers who report fraud committed by contractors at overseas US military bases can be financially compensated for coming forward. The False Claims Act contains provisions that state that whistleblowers will receive a portion of the money recovered by the government in military fraud schemes. However, it’s important to note that only the first person to report specific instances of fraud will be compensated. This is due to the first-to-file rule under the False Claims Act. That’s why it’s important to take legal action in a timely manner if you suspect something is wrong.
Can a whistleblower report fraud at a US military base overseas?
Yes. That’s the short answer to this question. Whistleblowers can report fraud at a U.S. military base overseas. But the full answer is much more complex and involves a wide range of laws in our country and perhaps even the country where the U.S. military base is located.
Even though many U.S. military bases are located in another country, the laws of the United States apply to all U.S. military bases, no matter where they’re located. And under U.S. law, whistleblowers that have evidence of military fraud have the right to report such wrongdoing. This right falls under the False Claims Act.
Under the provisions of the False Claims Act, whistleblowers can receive a portion of the money recovered by the U.S. government as a reward for exposing fraud at overseas U.S. military bases. This might sound simple. But it’s important that you have a lawyer on your side working just for you and looking out for your best interests. Otherwise, your claim or your rights might not receive the respect they rightfully deserve.
Can a whistleblower report civilian fraud at a US military base overseas?
Again, the short answer is yes, a whistleblower can report civilian fraud involving a U.S. military base overseas. Like other forms of fraud involving the U.S. military, civilian fraud takes money away from other important government programs financed by American taxpayers. That’s why it’s important for whistleblowers to report fraudulent activity at U.S. military bases overseas or in our own country.
You also need to keep in mind that many civilian fraud cases involving U.S. military bases overseas sometimes involve foreign companies. Tracking down and prosecuting these companies can be extremely complicated. Fortunately, our attorneys have first-hand experience working with the U.S. military overseas.
Our law firm has handled numerous cases involving civilian fraud at military bases throughout the world. We understand the laws governing fraud and whistleblowers. We’re especially familiar with qui tam law and False Claims Act, which includes provisions for financially rewarded whistleblowers that expose government fraud.
We understand how the legal system works, know how to gather evidence and use that information to build a strong whistleblower fraud case. This complicated work requires great skill and a strong attention to detail.
Take a stand against overseas military contractor fraud. Contact us
Overseas military contractor fraud cases can be extremely complicated. When contractors attempt to defraud the U.S. military, these contractors often put people’s lives at risk. That’s why it’s important to have someone you can trust on your side who knows the law and knows how to uncover the evidence many companies, contractors or corrupt military personnel want to keep hidden from the public.
Taking a stand against corruption takes courage. When you report fraud or corruption, you’re not simply looking out for your best interests. You’re standing up for all Americans who work hard every day and object to our financial resources being wasted on fraudulent purchases. You’re setting a precedent that illegal behavior will not be tolerated.
We know what’s at stake. That’s why we would be proud to represent you. As your attorney, we can thoroughly investigate your claim and demand the compensation you deserve. Depending on the circumstances of your case, we may even be able to preserve your anonymity. The bottom line is we want to help you take a stand against corruption. Contact our law firm right now. Call (713) 903-2731 or fill out our online inquiry form and schedule a confidential appointment with one of our highly skilled whistleblower attorneys.