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How Do You Know When a Term Is Material? It’s “Obvious,” Says the Eleventh...

The Eleventh Circuit issued an opinion in one of the largest False Claims Act recoveries in recent years, reinstating the majority of a massive...

FCPA Predictions for 2020 (Part III of III)

Michael Volkov breaks out the crystal ball for his FCPA 2020 predictions, including: DOJ will adhere to the principles outlined in its FCPA Corporate Enforcement Policy. Goldman Sachs will enter into a record-setting FCPA settlement for FCPA violations related to the 1MDB scandal in Malaysia. 2020 is likely to be another record year in criminal […]
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ASBCA Rejects Agency’s Fraud Allegation Because CO Did Not Report Matter to Investigators

The Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals denied NASA's motion to dismiss a contractor's appeal due to a fraudulent claim, finding the CO did...

PubKCompliance News for August 6, 2018 [Podcast]

A biweekly podcast covering news and opinion related to government False Claims Act cases, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement, and related legal issues. This week’s...

PubKCompliance News for June 18, 2018 [Podcast]

A biweekly podcast covering news and opinion related to government False Claims Act cases, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement, and related legal issues. This week’s...

Former Official in Pentagon IG’s Office is on Trial, Accused of Taking Bribes

Prosecutors allege that Matthew Kekoa Lumho, a former official in the DoD inspector general’s office, and employees at major telecom company Level 3, steered work to an unqualified contractor in exchange for bribes that included cruises, computers, and cash. As the IG office moved its Virginia offices from 2011 to 2013, Florida contractor William Wilson […]
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Knowing Retention of Improper Overpayment Enough to Support Allegation of Reverse False Claim; United...

Motion to dismiss a qui tam case alleging violations of the Stark Act, Anti-Kickback Statute, and False Claims Act is denied, where the government...

Compliance Tips for and Enforcement Risks of Accepting CARES Act Stimulus: Lessons For Federal...

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES” Act) is designed to aid the economy in a bleak time, but there are strings...

GAO Claims SBA Obstructing Oversight into COVID-19 Relief Loans as IG Accelerates Investigations

Conflict between the Government Accountability Office and Small Business Administration around oversight into COVID-19 relief loans such as the Paycheck Protection Program and the...

Former BBG CO Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Bribery

Diane D. Sturgis, a former contracting officer with the Broadcasting Board of Governors, has pleaded guilty to conspiring to engage in a bribery scheme. As a contracting officer for the BBG’s International Broadcast Bureau, Sturgis conspired with the owner of a Virginia IT and data management firm to use the agency’s blanket purchase agreement to […]
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