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California Corporate Whistleblower Now Urges an Employee of a Federal Contractor to Call Them About Rewards If Their Employer Is Falsely Claiming to Be a Minority Owned Business

A company falsely claiming to be a minority owned business can be easy to prove.”
— California Corporate Whistleblower Center
WASHINGTON, DC, USA, February 16, 2017 / -- The California Corporate Whistleblower Center says, "We urging an employee of a contractor providing services to the federal government in California to call us anytime at 866-714-6466 if their employer has falsely claimed to be a minority owned business-to get preferential treatment in the federal or even state contract bidding process. Aside from Defense Department or Department of Transportation contractors we are also interested in DOE, Department of Agriculture or HHS contractors gaming the bidding system. We think contractors falsely claiming to be minority or women owned businesses is a huge problem and we want to emphasize the rewards for this type of information can be significant for a potential whistleblower." http://California.CorporateWhistleblower.Com

As an example of what the Whistleblower Center is talking about in 2013 the Department of Justice resolved allegations a civil engineering firm, on numerous highway and airport construction projects throughout the Midwest was not a minority owned business. The fine for the company was $2.8 million dollars. In this instance the whistleblower received a reward of $562.000.

The California Corporate Whistleblower Center says, "Unlike more complex situations where a whistleblower might have to produce documentation when it comes to company mislabeling themselves to the federal government on a contract-a company falsely claiming to be a minority owned business can be easy to prove.

"Based on our experience the employees know, and to keep their job they say nothing. We are urging an employee of a company in California that is involved in Department of Defense building projects, Department of Transportation highway projects, EPA clean-up projects or employees of any other type of federal contractor to call us at 866-714-6466 if they can prove their employer has lied about being a minority or woman owned business to gain an unfair advantage in the federal bidding process. Why sit on a potentially winning lotto ticket without seeing what it might be worth?" http://California.CorporateWhistleblower.Com

Simple rules for a whistleblower from the California Corporate Whistleblower Center: Do not go to the government first if you are a potential whistleblower with substantial proof of wrongdoing. The California 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/employer or individual to come clean about significant Medicare fraud, overbilling the federal government for services never rendered, multi-million-dollar state or federal tax evasion, or a California based company falsely claiming to be a minority owned business to get preferential treatment on federal or state projects. Come to us first, tell us what type of information you have, and if we think it’s sufficient, we will help you with a focus on you getting rewarded.”

Unlike any group in the US the Corporate Whistleblower Center can assist a potential whistleblower with packaging or building out their information to potentially increase the reward potential. They will also provide the whistleblower with access to some of the most skilled whistleblower attorneys in the nation. For more information a possible whistleblower with substantial proof of wrongdoing in California can contact the Whistleblower Center at 866-714-6466 or contact them via their website at http://California.CorporateWhistleBlower.Com.

For attribution to the Department of Justice whistleblower settlement please refer to the DOJ press release that covers this matter:

Thomas Martin
California Corporate Whistleblower Center
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