Sunday, January 28, 2007
DOJ may be a step behind the Army as this military branch begins its own fraud investigations. (see Washington Post AP here). But with the opening of fifty (50) investigations of contractors one has to wonder if this action is a bit late. Was there no adequate compliance program in place to make certain that fraud did not occur? And was there an "effective program" to oversee contractors who were working in foreign countries? And if the Army failed to monitor its contractors, is this recent effort to investigate sufficient? But unlike the corporation that fails to have an "effective program," you probably won't be seeing a deferred prosecution agreement here. The real question will be whether the legislature will intervene here.