Federal Government Fraud Defense Attorneys
Protecting your rights if you are accused of defrauding the federal government
The federal government regularly contracts with private companies and individuals to provide various services to the public through various federal programs. In addition, government agencies may also contract with private parties to provide goods or services to the government itself. Government fraud occurs when contractors make false claims for payment or attempt to defraud the government by wrongfully providing substandard or counterfeit products or services to the government. In many cases, federal authorities may investigate and issue charges against you for criminal government fraud. When this occurs, it is extremely important for you to retain an experienced defense lawyer as soon as possible.
To speak with skilled government fraud attorneys Felice Duffy or Paul Thomas, call Duffy Law, LLC at 203-946-2000 to schedule a free consultation.
Government fraud can take a variety of forms
The federal government spends billions of dollars on contracts with private parties and these contracts are administered over a number of federal agencies, each with their own bureaucracy and internal policies. For this reason, it is critical to talk to an attorney familiar with defending allegations of fraud against the federal government. Duffy Law, LLC handles a wide variety of government fraud cases, including the following:
- Defense contractor fraud – Defense contracting makes up a large portion of the government defense expenditure each year. Some of the goods and services that defense contractors regularly provide include the building of facilities, equipment, supplies, repairs, and technical services. There are many situations in which the government may allege fraud against you in a defense contract, including providing the cross charging expenses from fixed-price to “cost-plus” contracts, substituting substandard products for those specified by the contract, failure to provide products or services, or improper cost allocation.
- Social security fraud – The Social Security Administration provides benefits to millions of Americans each year. You may face allegations of social security fraud if prosecutors believe that you engaged in a fraudulent scheme to obtain social security benefits. Schemes may involve providing false information to the social security administration, making a false statement regarding your income, concealing information that may affect your social security benefits, and using social security benefits received on behalf of another for your own personal benefit.
- Health care fraud – The federal government reports that health care fraud costs the country tens of billions of dollars each year. This type of fraud can occur in a variety of ways, including individuals engaging in identity theft to obtain benefits or health care providers defrauding the government by making false claims for payment or engaging in deceptive billing practices.
Contact a Connecticut government fraud lawyer today to retain legal representation
Fraud against the government is a very serious matter and you may be subject to extremely serious penalties if you are convicted, including imprisonment and restitution. If the alleged fraud is in connection to your work as a government contractor, it may result in exclusion from federal programs, which could mean the end of your career. As a result, it is extremely important for you to consult with an experienced government fraud attorney as soon as possible if you have been accused of this type of offense.
Connecticut attorneys Felice Duffy and Paul Thomas are tenacious criminal defense lawyers who have decades of experience with federal crimes, including government fraud. They blend this experience to bring a unique 360-degree approach to the criminal defense of every one of their clients. To schedule a free consultation with Attorney Duffy or Attorney Thomas, call our office today at 203-946-2000.