(b) Each major misrepresentation, false statement, pretense, promise, or conspiracy which
the defendant entered into or used in obtaining money or property from the U.S. government.
5. Possible evidence:
(a) A list of witnesses, (including subjects who are cooperating), their addresses, and
(b) Oral, documentary, and physical evidence associated with each witness.
(c) How the evidence was obtained (e.g., interview).
6. A brief description of the involvement of other government, law enforcement, or private
Figure 38, CIDR 195-1 is a suggested package for presenting your case to the attorney.
Why place so much emphasis on planning and coordination? Why not dive right in and start
interviewing people? You can't afford to do this in the economic crime area. The cases can be
complex and confusing. You will amass large quantities of information and evidence. If you aren't
organized or aren't sure of your direction, you will be overwhelmed. You may have to spend many
hours sorting the irrelevant from the relevant. You may spend many hours chasing false leads. Save
yourself the trouble, consult with the attorneys, keep your goals clear, and analyze your results as the
Another reason for coordination with JAG is the Procurement Fraud Division (PFD). The PFD is
established as the single centralized organization within the Army to coordinate and monitor criminal,
civil, contractual, and administrative remedies in significant cases of fraud or corruption relating to Army
procurement (paragraph 8-2c, AR 27-40). Significant procurement fraud cases involve an alleged loss
of ,000 or more, and all corruption cases related to procurement that involve bribery, gratuities,
conflicts of interest, or any procurement fraud case that is expected to receive significant media
coverage. The PFD is part of the U.S. Army Legal Services Agency at Headquarters, Department of
the Army. Reporting to it and managing the Procurement Fraud Irregularities (PFI) program is the local
Procurement Fraud Advisor (PFA). The PFA is an attorney at the MACOM level or at commands
having procurement advisors responsibilities which includes almost all installations. Coordinate with
the PFA! Through this coordination comes a unified, cohesive effort to pursue all available remedies:
civil and criminal, administrative and contractual. The PFA will notify PFD, who will coordinate with the
Department of Justice. So, in a given case, the government might prosecute violations, recover
damages, and bar further defense work by the offender--all because of coordination with the PFA.