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Economic Stimulus Questionnaire

Economic Stimulus Questionnaire

If you answer yes to any of these questions, you are strongly encouraged to call or e-mail the FBI at birmingham@ic.fbi.gov.

A. Corrupt Benefits to Public Officials

  1. Are you aware of any individuals or businesses providing a bribe, kickback, payoff, or things of value to public officials or their relatives, in exchange for awarding economic stimulus funds?
      a. Are you aware of any individuals or businesses that provided or are providing travel or entertainment to public officials or their relatives to improperly influence distribution of economic stimulus funds?
      b. Are you aware of any individuals or businesses that provided or are providing personal services priced below market value, or free of charge, to public officials or their relatives to influence official action regarding economic stimulus funding
      c. Are you aware of any individuals or businesses that offered or are offering lucrative private-sector job offers to public officials or their relatives, to influence official action regarding economic stimulus funding?
  2. Are you aware of any third party entity (e.g., consulting firms, lobbyist, etc.) providing a bribe, kickback, or some other thing(s) of value to a public official or their relatives to influence the distribution of economic stimulus funding?
  3. Are you aware of any individuals or businesses receiving economic stimulus funding that are owned by public officials or their relatives?
  4. Are you aware of any individuals or businesses receiving economic stimulus funding that employ public officials or their relatives?

B. Coercion and Extortion by Public Officials

  1. Are you aware of any individuals or businesses that were coerced or extorted by a public official, if any, for money or a thing of value (i.e. “pay-to-play” environment) in return for receiving or retaining economic stimulus funding?
  2. Are you aware of any situations in which a public official demanded an entity to hire a specific company as a subcontractor to obtain economic stimulus funding?

C. Government Fraud by Economic Stimulus Recipients

  1. Are you aware of any individuals or businesses misusing stimulus funding?
    Are you aware of any individuals or businesses attempting to, or that have obtained, stimulus funding for non-existent work or employees?
  2. Are you aware of any individuals or businesses intentionally misrepresenting themselves or inflating their expenses (e.g. regarding materials, services, etc.) to increase the amount of economic stimulus funding it has, or will, receive?
  3. Are you aware of any individuals or businesses fraudulently representing themselves as disadvantaged enterprises to qualify for preferential contracting opportunities and/or economic stimulus funding?
  4. Are you aware of any individuals or businesses receiving economic stimulus funding that would otherwise be restricted from obtaining economic stimulus funds (e.g., government services agencies excluded parties list system)?
  5. Are you aware of any individuals or businesses colluding among entities to obtain economic stimulus funding (e.g., bid rigging)?