Tampa Government Contract Fraud Attorneys
Government contract fraud is usually charged as a federal offense, but may also be charged at the state level. Fraudulent government billing charges can damage an individual’s or company’s reputation and business. A conviction may mean a prison sentence for individuals or company directors or officers. In addition, you may face significant fines and the loss of your professional license.
O’Brien Hatfield, P.A., has litigated criminal cases against many of the most skilled attorneys in Florida and across the nation. We have defended thousands of cases in state and federal court. We have the experience to protect you from allegations of government contract fraud, as well as the manpower to staff complex white collar cases that may last for months or years.
Our government contract fraud attorneys represent individuals and businesses accused of government fraud, including:
- Defense contractors
- Construction companies
- Health care providers, including doctors, dentists, hospitals, medical suppliers and pharmacies
Fraudulent government contract charges can involve kickbacks, price fixing, overbilling, bid rigging, falsifying invoices, providing substandard goods or services, or charging for goods or services unrelated to the business. Parties charged with government fraud may also be charged with offenses such as mail and wire fraud, accounting fraud and conspiracy.
To convict a party of government contract fraud, the prosecution must prove that a fraudulent claim was knowingly submitted to the government. Our attorneys will work to demonstrate that there was no fraudulent intent. When we get involved early in the case, such as the investigative stage, we strive to prevent the case from progressing to the prosecution stage.