WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Corporate Whistleblower Center says, "A few months ago a contractor using federal funds for highway work was fined by the Department of Justice for falsely claiming to be a minority owned business. In this instance the whistleblower received $500,000 for their information. If you work for a company that is falsely claiming to be a minority owned business and getting preferential treatment on any kind of federal contract, please call us anytime at 866-714-6466 for information about how the federal whistleblower reward program works." http://CorporateWhistleblowerCenter.Com
In May of this year the Department of Justice announced, "The settlement resolved a civil investigation of companies for submitting false claims for payment to the United States Department of Transportation's Disadvantaged Business Enterprise ("DBE") Program."
DBE is another way of saying a minority owned business-as the Corporate Whistleblower Center would like to explain anytime at 866-714-6466. If a manager or employee can prove their employer is falsely portraying themselves as a minority owned business the reward can be significant. In this instance the contractor was involved in federal highway projects. http://CorporateWhistleblowerCenter.Com
The Corporate Whistleblower Center is especially interested in hearing from the following types of people who can prove a contractor involved in federally funded contracts is portraying themselves as a minority owned business (Disadvantaged Business Enterprise-DBE).
- A woman owned business in name only. Either the woman's husband runs the business, or the woman is the owner of the business in name only-she does not participate in the operation of the business.
- An African American or Hispanic owned business in name only. In reality-the business is owned and operated by non-minorities and the non-minority operators make all management and financial decisions for the business.
The Corporate Whistleblower Center says, "If your employer is involved in any kind of contract with the Department of Defense, the Department of Transportation, Department of Education, HUD, the EPA, or any other federal agency and they are falsely claiming to be a minority owned business please call us anytime at 866-714-6466 so we can get you up to speed on how the federal whistleblower reward program works and the kind of team you will need to get rewarded for your information. In our opinion having this kind of information could be like having a winning lotto ticket as we would like to explain." http://CorporateWhistleblowerCenter.Com
Simple rules for a whistleblower from the Corporate Whistleblower Center: Do not go to the government first if you are a major whistleblower. The Corporate Whistleblower Center says, "Major whistleblowers frequently go to the government thinking they will help. It's a huge mistake. Do not go to the news media with your whistleblower information. Public revelation of a whistleblower's information could destroy any prospect for a reward. Do not try to force a company or individual to come clean on falsely claiming to be a minority owned business. Come to us first, tell us what type of information you have, and if we think it's sufficient, we will help find the right law firms to assist in advancing your information."
The Corporate Whistleblower Center is the premier advocate for whistleblowers in the United States. Unlike any group in the US, they assist potential whistleblowers with packaging their information and providing the whistleblower with access to the most accomplished whistleblower attorneys in the nation. For more information, potential whistleblowers can contact the Corporate Whistleblower Center anytime at 866-714-6466 or visit http://CorporateWhistleblowerCenter.Com.
For attribution for the Department of Justice press release related to a whistleblower reward for a non- minority owned business please refer to the May 2016 press release that discusses this: https://www.justice.gov/usao-mdtn/pr/local-construction-company-settles-allegations-fraud-involving-disadvantaged-business-0.
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SOURCE Corporate Whistleblower Center