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Major Procurement Fraud Unit. Hartford Ct fraud resident agency. Many Faces of Fraud Seminar . 12 October 2017. SA Jesse Zander. Office: 860-233-8673. . Major Procurement Fraud Unit. Mission: . conduct criminal investigations into allegations of fraud associated with major acquisition programs to .... ID: 751854

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US Army Criminal Investigation Command

Major Procurement Fraud UnitHartford Ct fraud resident agencyMany Faces of Fraud Seminar 12 October 2017SA Jesse ZanderOffice: 860-233-8673


Major Procurement Fraud Unit

Mission: conduct criminal investigations into allegations of fraud associated with major acquisition programs to recover Army funds, insure the integrity of the Army procurement process, and deter future crimes in order to preserve Soldier Safety and Army Readiness.Frauds involving major systems acquisition contracts include the activities of contractors, consultants, and Army and DOD employees



Internal Reviews and Audits Hotline Tips Proactive initiatives Outside Agency Referrals Registered/Open SourcesWhistleblowers / Qui Tam SuitsContracting Personnel


Investigative Techniques

Undercover/Covert Task Force Operations Email/Phone Records Forensic Data Recovery/Examinations Financial Records Extradition



Less military deployed=less military contract $$$ Accounting Frauds (cost-mischarging) “Steering Contracts” Exploitation of Public Trust Positions Bogus Small Business Status Claims Counterfeit Parts

Counter-proliferation efforts


Fraud in Contracting

The supply of materials or services that do not conform to contract requirements, and which are supplied by means of intentional misrepresentations and/or concealment of material facts. False Statement/False ClaimsCost mischarging (Cost plus contracts)Defective Pricing/TINA violationNonconforming deliverablesProduct SubstitutionDefective Products Graft & Related CrimesImproper Sole Source Justifications & “steering” of contracts (Conflict of Interest)Bribery/Procurement Integrity Act violationsAcceptance of Illegal GratuitiesPost Employment RestrictionsMoney Laundering/Mail Fraud/Bulk Cash Smuggling

Wire Fraud


Contract Award Indicators of Fraud

Acceptance of questionable bid (late/non-responsive/non-responsible) “Lost” bidsImproper Sole Source JustificationsImproper disqualificationVague specifications/evaluation criteriaContractor drafting Specs or SOW

Identical or similar bids from competitors (Bid Rigging)

Sudden, Unexplained


Contractor favoritism/favorable treatment over a period of time without



Post-Award Indicators of Fraud

COR/COTR approving a modification (Lead Agency Discussion) Items accepted that are of lesser value but contract cost is not reducedInvoices paid without signed receiving docs/DD250/MIRRUnapproved modifications

Large claims for additional work

Vague or no invoices to support costs/claims


Historical Cases

Can cost lives, not just money-MARSOC Marines and K9 killed in fire caused by nonconforming electrical parts and substandard wiring in Afghanistan


Recent MPFU Cases: Total Recoveries since 2015: 41 Million

Manhattan U.S. Attorney Files and Simultaneously Settles False Claims Act Lawsuit Against Defense Contractor and its President for Multi-Year Fraud Involving Sale of Defective Weapon Sights to U.S. Military and Other Agencies.


Recent MPFU Cases

Independent Contractor in Afghanistan Sentenced to 48 Months For His Role in Offering $54,000 in Bribes to a U.S. Government Official.


The Threat of Counterfeit Parts Integrated into U.S. Army Weapon Systems


Harry Krantz & Bay Components Investigation Counterfeit Integrated Circuits & the Kiowa Warrior Helicopter


Recent Investigative Focus

Buy American and Berry Amendment/DFARS Clause Preference for Certain Domestic Commodities


Emails of Interest



Criminal Civil (recovery of funds back to Army)Contractual /Administrative (You Have The Power!)Not all bad contracting is Fraud!


Contractual & Administrative Remedies

Termination for DefaultTermination for ConvenienceDisallowance of CostsRemoval from automated pay systemExtended WarrantiesWithholding PaymentsOffset of PaymentsPrice ReductionCorrection of Defect/Re-workRefusal to AcceptDenial of Claims



What if I am wrong? My supervisor may be involved.It’s none of my business (willful neglect) )Ways to avoid these concerns.I Believe this is happening right next to me


Report it!

United States Army CID Major Procurement Fraud Unit 700 South Quaker Lane, Suite 65 West Hartford, CT 06110860-236-2140Link for the DOD IG Hotline Form: Number: 800-424-9098You can remain anonymous



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