FACING WHISTLEBLOWER RETALIATION?

We can Help: Reinstatement | Back Pay | Emotional Distress Damages | Punitive Damages

Learn More

Case Declined By The Government?

We Know What To Do.

Learn More

Your Partners in Exposing Fraud

Federal | State | SEC & Financial | Tax

Learn More

Federal, state, and local governments spend billions of dollars on construction projects every year. Often, these contracts go to prime contractors and subcontractors that cut corners, deliver substandard results, and provide worthless services. In these cases, the federal False Claims Act and state and local false claims statutes allow whistleblowers to come forward to help the government recover the money that has been lost to fraud. In the event of a recovery, such whistleblowers are awarded a share of what the government recovers.

One common example of construction fraud is fraud related to disadvantaged business enterprises, also known as minority- and woman-owned business entities (“M/WBEs”). M/WBE fraud occurs when a prime contractor misrepresents to the government that the prime contractor will spend a certain amount of the contract value on subcontractors that are legitimate M/WBEs. In this case, instead of using an M/WBE to provide legitimate, commercially-useful goods or services, the prime contractor arranges for an M/WBE to act as a front or a “pass-through” without performing any actual work.

Loevy & Loevy has significant experience representing whistleblowers in construction and M/WBE fraud matters. For example, in 2014, the United States and the State of Illinois intervened in and settled for $12 million a case we filed on behalf of our client Ryan Keiser. In that case, Mr. Keiser alleged that McHugh Construction used pass-through M/WBEs on a number of heavy construction contracts in Illinois.

Take Action Today

Loevy & Loevy is the largest private law firm entirely devoted to civil rights in the United States. We offer representation of the highest quality; we welcome our clients into our firm’s family; and we have an unparalleled record of success.

If your civil rights have been violated or you are a whistleblower, we encourage you to contact our attorneys today for an initial consultation.

Loevy Blog

Topic: Police Misconduct

State Police Killed Black Man After Traffic Stop for “Broken Taillight,” Suit Says

JEFFERSONVILLE, IN – A year after he was shot dead by Indiana State Police in a traffic stop here, the family of Malcolm Williams filed suit in federal court today saying police killed him in front of his pregnant partner while he was not resisting or posing a threat to officers. Indiana State Police Officer… Read More

Police Officer Sued for Shooting Dead an Unarmed Man in a Mental Health Crisis

Suburban Houston police department has a history of excessive violence LEAGUE CITY, TX – The family of Matthew Krupar sued this city and one of its police officers in federal court today over the officer’s December 2019 shooting death of Krupar caught on a neighbor’s security camera [2] [3]. Krupar, 31, was unarmed in front… Read More