The government spends billions every year to build highways, bridges, rail, airports, and other infrastructure projects. These massive public works undertakings have been a frequent target of construction and contractor fraud, and can include:


Hand money iconBid-rigging and bribery Document iconFalsifying minority contractor status Kickbacks icon
Money bag iconOvercharging for materials and hours Wheelbarrow iconInferior materials and workmanship Failing to follow contract
specs and falsifying documents



In 2014, McHugh Construction Co. was ordered to pay $12 million to resolve allegations of fraud against government programs designed to benefit women- and minority-owned sub-contractors. The construction company allegedly failed to abide by federal and state requirements for the participation of disadvantaged businesses in contracts to work on roads, highways, and transit lines.

McHugh Construction allegedly cheated both state and federal governments for seven years by fraudulently exploiting women-owned businesses to submit false claims that amounted to millions of dollars when, in fact, those businesses never completed the level of work required by law.

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As you can see, there is no shortage of fraud against the government among construction contractors and within the area of public works. While it is the whistleblower who reports 80% of fraud against the government that is exposed, the vast majority of it goes undetected.

If you suspect fraud against the federal or state government, let’s talk. We are here to help put you at ease as we try to help you determine — confidentially and discreetly — if you should move forward with a whistleblower/qui tam claim. We appreciate the struggle you may be facing. That is why we have a You-First policy in place. We will try to help protect you regardless of your involvement.

Contact us or call 1-844-520-2889.

If we decide to take your case and you don’t get a reward for reporting fraud, you owe us nothing.

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