The types of whistleblower cases we investigate include:
General Services Administration
Government Grant and Research
Fraud (Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act)
Financial Industry (TARP, Mortgage)
Tax (Corporate Tax, Abusive Tax Shelters)
The Whistleblower and Qui Tam laws give private citizens the right to come forward and file a lawsuit on behalf of the government in an effort to recover losses caused by fraud against the government.
This law is meant to persuade and protect individuals to come forward when they become aware of fraudulent activities or false claims being committed against the government and thereby stealing from taxpayers.
The False Claims Act allows whistleblowers to be rewarded with a percentage of the money that the government recovers as a result of their qui tam lawsuits. This provision helps encourage people to assist the government in reducing Medicare fraud; defense fraud and other kinds of fraud despite the effect whistle-blowing might have on their jobs and personal lives.
Under the False Claims Act, the government may recover up to three times the amount of money it lost as a result of the defendant’s fraud. The whistleblower’s share is calculated based upon the amount the government recovers, not the actual losses. The False Claims Act protects whistleblowers who file qui tam lawsuits from being fired, demoted and harassed by their employer.
A number of factors determine how much money a whistle-blower will receive if the government is able to recover money from the defendant. If the government joins the case, the whistleblower could be entitled to at least 15% but not more than 25% of what the government recovers.
If the government declines to join the case and the whistle-blower continues with a suit against the defendant, the whistleblower could be entitled to at least 25% but not more than 30% of the money the government recovers.
If you have information about any of these areas, please contact us immediately.