My company recently did business with Avatara Services, LLC and Samuel C. Cody (CEO). Avatara is a disabled veteran owned company that bids on Federal Government contracts with the Veterans Administration (in particular). My company entered into a contract with Avatara in good faith, with the expectation that we were dealing with a company and company owners that were operating with high morals and ethics. We could not have been more wrong!
After the work was completed by my company and the Veterans Administration paid Avatara in full for the work we had done, we quickly realized that Avatara and Sam Cody had misappropriated our funds and in essence had committed fraud. We found out from the Avatara CFO, that Avatara had taken the monies paid by the VA and used it to pay their internal payroll, versus disbursing funds appropriately to their subcontractor, per the terms of our contract.