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FRAUD AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT

Government contracting fraud in Iraq, Medicare Fraud, procurement fraud regarding the efforts of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Medicaid Fraud, IRS Tax Fraud and Hurricane Katrina Relief Fraud are all examples of Fraud committed against the Government. The Fraud costs the Government Millions of dollar and in turn, Taxpayers lose money because of fraud against their government

To combat the fraud against the Federal Government President Abraham Lincoln enacted the False Claims Act during the American Civil War in 1863. The False Claims Act encouraged private citizens to file cases in the name of the United States to recover damages when false and fraudulent claims were submitted to the government. These lawsuits, called Whistleblower or Qui Tam cases, provide a way for private citizens to share in the recovery of damages recovered.

In 1986 Congress acted to strengthen the False Claims Act by increasing the damages and penalties that can be recovered in such actions, and added protection against retaliation for whistleblowers.

Additionally, if the government is successful in pursuing a Qui Tam / Whistleblower case brought by an individual on its behalf, the whistleblower “relator” could obtain a recovery of between fifteen (15%) and twenty-five (25%) percent of the amount recovered plus reasonable expenses and attorney’s fees.

If the government does not intervene in a whistleblower case filed by the “Relator,” and the private citizen or Qui Tam plaintiff proceeds with private counsel on behalf of the government, the whistleblower / relator may recover up to thirty (30%) percent of the damages recovered, plus fees and expenses.

If you need to report fraud against the federal government or state government, contact us and we will refer you to Attorneys and Law Firms what are successfully working in Whistleblower / Qui Tam law. Help stop the Fraud against our government, protect yourself from retaliation and be rewarded under the provisions of the False Claims Act.


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