Globalization of supply chains has created a shift in where many component product parts are produced. This shift includes the production of electronic components that are used in aircraft, military weapons systems, computers, medical equipment, and other products. In many situations, large corporations and government contractors will use sub-contractors and sub-suppliers to produce these component parts. These large corporations and government contractors can become the basis of a Bounty Action or Whistleblower Reward Lawsuit, when these sub-contractors and sub-suppliers 1) violate the FCPA, 2) produce faulty component parts, or 3) do business with prohibited parties.
If you are aware of Foreign Corrupt Practice Act (FCPA) violations, sub-standard components, or other supply chain fraud, please feel free to contact FCPA Sub-Contractor Bounty Action Lawyer via e-mail message or use our submission form. Please also feel free to go to the following web pages for more information on International FCPA Bounty Actions and Whistleblower Reward Lawsuits.
Many electronic components were traditionally manufactured in the United States and Europe, but are now being manufactured in China, Mexico, India, and South America. When these electronic components are fake or substandard parts, the general government contractor can sometimes be held to have made false certifications regarding the quality of these electronic components. These false certifications can be the basis of a Qui Tam False Claims Act Whistleblower Reward Lawsuit.
These lawsuits encourage whistleblowers including international whistleblowers along the electronic component supply chain to blow the whistle on fake military electronic components, low quality electronic components, and other counterfeit electronic parts.
For more information on this issue, please feel free to go to the following web pages: Defense Contractor False Certification Whistleblower Reward Lawsuits, and Military Contractor Fake Part Procurement Fraud Whistleblower Lawsuits.
FCPA violations in the supply chain by sub-contractors and sub-suppliers can also be the basis of Bounty Actions that offer large rewards for persons with original and specialized knowledge of the violations. These Bounty Actions can disgorge large contracts and be the basis of substantial recoveries for the whistleblower. Further, recent whistleblower protections now allow whistleblowers to anonymously file bounty actions through a FCPA Bounty Action Lawyer.
For more information on this issue please feel free to go to the following web pages: FCPA Violations in Pharmaceutical Industry, FCPA Violations in the Oil Industry, FCPA Violations in the Financial Services Industry, FCPA Violations in the Electronics Industry, and
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"The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) act has language which makes illegal a direct or indirect act which might be used to obtain or retain business from prohibited parties. This has caused companies to begin to look at their suppliers as one area which might give them FCPA exposure."