Minority Subcontractor Fraud

Government contracts are a lucrative source of revenue for businesses in many sectors of the economy. Securing and maintaining a government contract can be crucial to the success of a business. However, government contracts can have numerous conditions as part of the agreement that are not part of contracts between private parties.

One condition that can cause a challenge to businesses is minority utilization requirements. Government contracts may contain provisions stating that a certain amount of work be subcontracted to an MBE (Minority Business Enterprise) certified subcontractor.

Exceptional Representation for Minority Subcontractor Whistleblowers

Businesses may ignore or may be unable to fulfill this component of their contract. Knowing that failing on a requirement of the contract may put the entire contract at risk, businesses sometimes choose to cover up that failing.

If you have evidence that a business has avoided its responsibilities and covered up any failure to subcontract to minority businesses, you can come forward with that evidence via a qui tam action. A qui tam lawsuit allows a private individual to bring a lawsuit on behalf of the government. Qui tam laws allow that individual to keep a percentage of any damages that are recovered in addition to receiving certain protections from employer retaliation.

At The Armstrong Law Firm, our California  minority subcontractors' fraud lawyers have a deep understanding of qui tam law and minority utilization requirements. We can help an employee who has evidence of any misrepresentation regarding minority subcontracting to better understand their options and bring an effective case to trial.

California Minority Business Falsification Lawyers

If you have uncovered evidence that you believe indicates the state or federal government is being defrauded, turn to our highly skilled California minority subcontractor fraud attorneys. The Armstrong Law Firm has a record of successfully pursuing qui tam actions while defending the rights of employees. Call  toll free at 415-692-0462 or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation.