Archive for the Procurement Fraud Category

Green Grants and Grantees are now in #GFPFE crosshairs and there is no bag limit

The Economist’s handy graph showing the breakdown of the Trump Administration’s Proposed Budget shows in stark budgetary terms what US government agencies are facing.  I have reviewed the proposed budget and have concluded that it is the strongest indicator yet that the Trump Administration intends to reinvigorate Grant Fraud and Procurement

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People for People, DOJ-OIG and #GFPFE

By Bradford.Geyer@FormerFedsGroup.Com Changes in enforcement priorities dictate when grant irregularities are referred to enforcement agencies.  This case involving People for People (PFP) provides a good example of that principal.  In reviewing the reports and correspondence, it appears that the matter remained bottled up in DOJ OIG-Audit.  Had

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Procurement Fraud and Grant Fraud enforcement programs are likely to be revitalized by the Trump Administration.

It’s no shock that a political change in the Executive Branch leads to an increase in grant fraud and procurement fraud enforcement. The reason? There is low risk in scrutinizing grants and contracts awarded by the outgoing administration. Whatever shenanigans are discovered by a new Administration will

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Department of Energy OIG Enforcement under a Trump Administration

The United States Department of Energy (DOE) is a Cabinet-level department of the United States Government. Its responsibilities include the nation’s nuclear weapons program, nuclear reactor production for the United States Navy, energy conservation, energy-related research, radioactive waste disposal, and domestic energy production. It also directs research in genomics; the Human Genome Project originated in an iniative between DOE, NIH and international collaborators. 

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Bradford Geyer explains we need to keep an eye on #OIG audits

Bradford Geyer sees an enforcement agency storm forming around government grants and government procurement and he argues that contractors and grantees would be well served to keep an eye on OIG audit reports that often telegraph enforcement activity.  He provides a quick primer regarding a Department of

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Brazil Announces Anti-Procurement Fraud Program in Wake of Rio 2016

Cinnaminson, NJ-  Feeling the oncoming wave of eager bidders and publicity-hungry corporations, Brazil has decided to institute a procurement fraud initiative in preparation for the 2016 Summer Olympics.  Reeling from a messy 2014 World Cup contracting process of excessive contracts, inflated bids, and construction disasters, the Brazil government has

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Canadian Water Subsidy Mired in Multi-Million Dollar Procurement Fraud Scandal

Cinnaminson, NJ-  Manitoba Hydro International Nigeria Limited has recently come under fire for falsely attaining contracts and earning fraudulent profits via using inaccurate exchange rate for Canadian Dollars to Nigerian Dollars. The original article is reproduced below with link following: Massive fraud at Manitoba as three managers earn

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Two Men Bribe USMC Logistics Officials to Create Cargo Racket, Both Convicted

Cinnaminson, NJ- Two men, Ivan Dwight Brannan, 61, and David R. Nelson, 55 are sentenced to 48 and 24 months of prison respectively, following conviction of bribing US Marine Corps officials. The pair, one ex-agent and one truck driver, paid over $120,000 in bribes to Mitchell Potts

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SEC: Two Companies Settle via NPAs, Admit to Bribery of Chinese Subsidiaries

Cinnaminson, NJ- Per FCPA, two companies to agree to SEC non-prosecution agreements.   Akami Technologies (MA) and Nortek Inc. (RI) have both faced unconnected allegations of ill-gotten gains from bribery of Chinese subsidiaries. The companies are agreeing to forfeit $652,452 and $291,403, respectively, for confession to bribing and

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Former Government Official Pleads Guilty to Bribery of $15,000 for Awarded Work

Cinnaminson, NJ- Ex-government contractor pleads guilty to bribing two public officials for work his company contracted for the General Service Administration (GSA). Moustafa, Ahmed, Ibrahim, 37, bribed two building managers in the Washington, D.C. metro area for over $200,000 in awarded construction and maintenance work. Ibrahim’s hearing

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