18 CFR 1308.6 - Fraudulent claims.
(a) If a Contractor is unable to support any part of a claim and it is determined that such inability is attributable to the Contractor's misrepresentation of fact or fraud, the Contractor shall be liable to TVA, as set out in section 5 of the Act, for:
(1) An amount equal to the unsupported part of the claim; plus
(2) All TVA's costs attributable to reviewing that part of the claim.
(b) The term “misrepresentation of fact” has the meaning given it in section 2(7) of the Act.
(c) Prior to TVA's filing suit for amounts due under this section, TVA shall provide the Contractor with a copy of any opinion under § 1308.16 or § 1308.37(b), and shall request the Contractor to pay voluntarily the amount TVA asserts is due to it.
(d) A determination by TVA that fraud or misrepresentation of the fact has been committed is not subject to decision under a disputes clause.
(e) The provisions of this section are in addition to whatever penalties or remedies may otherwise be provided by law.