Case Study: US V. Milovanovic

Law360, New York (June 13, 2012, 12:54 PM EDT) -- Government contractors know to train their employees, agents and subcontractors to comply with the myriad laws and regulations governing their business relationships with the public sector. Although contractors are often most closely attuned to the requirements of the Federal Acquisition Regulation and analogous state and local procurement rules, they should not neglect the criminal laws when training employees.

A recent Ninth Circuit decision underscored the serious criminal consequences that can result from bribery or kickback activity undertaken by individual independent contractors. Notably, the court held that...
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