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What is the Procurement Collusion Strike Force?

By Lee Koch | May 27, 2022 | Comments Off on What is the Procurement Collusion Strike Force?

The Procurement Collusion Strike Force is a DOJ, states Attorneys General, Department of Defense, and Federal Trade Commission joint effort to crack down on antitrust and anticompetitive activities in public procurement. It focuses on government contractors and looks for bid rigging, bribery, kickbacks, project substitution, set-aside fraud, and other anti-competitive behaviors.  For example, they obtained…

Small Acts, Big Trouble: The Meaning of a Federal Conspiracy Charge

By Lee Koch | June 29, 2019 | Comments Off on Small Acts, Big Trouble: The Meaning of a Federal Conspiracy Charge

You gave your buddy a little money and now you are under arrest. Or you worked for a company and the CEO got into big trouble…and now you’re in big trouble too. What’s happening here? What’s happening is you’re being accused of criminal conspiracy, and depending on what the other person did you could be…