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SOURCE Corporate Whistleblower Center
WASHINGTON, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Corporate Whistleblower Center is convinced there are companies in every state that are unfairly gaming the federal bidding process by claiming they are a minority owned business, and urge individuals with well documented proof of this to call them anytime at 866-714-6466. There can be substantial rewards for this type of information. http://CorporateWhistleblowerCenter.Com
The Corporate Whistleblower Center says, "If you work for a company that is bidding for any type of federal contract, or is falsely claiming to be a minority owned business, we definitely want to talk to you. Call us anytime at 866-714-6466.
"At the same time, we would also like to hear from insiders of companies who actually received a federal contract, mainly ones using the false classification that the company was a 'minority owned business.' There can be handsome rewards for individuals with this type of information." http://CorporateWhistleblowerCenter.Com
For example, in June 2014, the Justice Department announced that a number of related entities and individuals agreed to pay $2,883,947 to resolve allegations that they falsely claimed disadvantaged business status on a number of federally-funded transportation projects.
The settlement announced resolves allegations that the defendants claimed DBE status for TesTech, a civil engineering firm, on numerous highway and airport construction projects in Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, and Kentucky. The United States alleged that TesTech was owned and controlled by CESO, a non-DBE firm, and its owners, the Oakes, who falsely claimed that TesTech was owned by Aziz and qualified as a minority-owned business in order to take advantage of the DBE program.
In this instance the whistleblower will receive $562,370 of the settlement amount.
The Corporate Whistleblower Center says "We believe there are whistleblowers in every state, who possess significant proof a company is providing the federal government services as a minority owned contractor, when in fact the company is not minority owned. The example listed above was an engineering company working on highway, as well as airport projects, nevertheless, it is possible any type of business could be engaged in falsely claiming to be minority owned.
"We believe these practices go far beyond road building, or construction. We are convinced companies gaming the federal contracting bid system as a minority owned business includes: food services, logistics, transportation, housing, healthcare, and most other imaginable services outsourced by the federal government."
If you have well documented proof a company is involved in a scheme to get an unfair advantage in the federal bidding process by falsely claiming they are a minority owned business, please call us at 866-714-6466. If we deem your proof sufficient, we will help you package your information, then we will get you to some of the nation's top whistleblower attorneys. http://CorporateWhistleblowerCenter.Com
Simple rules for a whistleblower from the Corporate Whistleblower Center:
Any type of insider or employee who possesses significant proof of their employer or a government contractor defrauding the federal government is encouraged to contact to Corporate Whistleblower Center anytime at 866-714-6466 or via their web site at http://CorporateWhistleBlowerCenter.Com
For attribution purposes please refer to the June 2014 United States Department of Justice press release on this matter: http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2013/June/13-civ-650.html
Case number: United States ex rel. Parker v. TesTech et al., No. 2:10-cv-1028 (S.D. Ohio).
M. Thomas Martin
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