Published on: Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Federal procurement law includes contracting preferences for service-disabled, veteran-owned small businesses (SDVOSBs). That creates an incentive for people to game the procurement system by, for example, nominally having service-disabled veterans as the owners of a company, while actually having non-veterans run everything. Is that really basis for conspiracy to defraud the United States and six counts of wire fraud? Jury: Yes. And who's going to jail for it? Fifth Circuit: This guy!