Defense Contracting Fraud

In August 1982, the Attorney General and the Secretary of Defense established the Defense Procurement Fraud Unit in the Criminal Division’s Fraud Section to help concentrate and coordinate the law enforcement resources of the Department in prosecuting significant procurement fraud cases involving the Department of Defense’s (“DOD”) multi-billion dollar procurement of equipment and services. That unit is now called the Federal Procurement Fraud Unit (Unit), and handles a variety of fraud cases affecting both civilian and defense agency procurements, including product substitution, false testing, cost mischarging, defective pricing, and kickback cases. In addition to conducting major procurement investigations, the Unit provides expertise and guidance on procurement fraud issues to investigative agencies and United States Attorneys’ Offices that request their assistance.

Representative Case

 Investigation by the United States Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Georgia – Trombley and Hanes, P.A. lawyers represented a former employee of a billion dollar logistics company providing services and goods to military personnel overseas during wartime.  The federal government investigated alleged misrepresentations and perceived overbillings for goods and services.  Facing the pressures associated with such allegations our client maintained his innocence and was ultimately not charged.

Trombley & Hanes, P.A. have represented and guided a number of defense contracting companies and the officers, program managers and employees of these companies (including  Harris Corporation, Smith’s Aerospace, Apptis Inc., Comsat Corporation, and Quantum Technologies) through several aggressive and complicated government investigations conducted by federal agencies (Department of Defense, Defense Criminal Investigative Services (DCIS) and Office of Inspector General (OIG)) and Department of Justice/United States Attorney offices throughout the years.