Various Types of Whistleblower Fraud, Whistleblower Programs, and Whistleblower Violations
Whistleblower law exists to expose and eliminate fraud against the government, as well as fraud and corruption within corporations and other places of employment. Gilman Law LLP represents clients in all manner of whistleblower lawsuit, including:
Qui Tam: Government fraud can occur whenever federal or state money is used to pay for services or goods. Some of the types of fraud against the government that can be the basis of a Qui Tam lawsuit include Medicare fraud, Medicaid fraud, defense contractor fraud, customs fraud, bid-rigging on government projects, environmental fraud and research fraud. The federal government, along with twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia allow whistleblowers to bring Qui Tam lawsuits against companies and individuals defrauding government agencies.
Federal False Claims Act: The Federal False Claims Act, 31 U.S.C. § 3729 (FCA), allows private citizens (known as “relators” or “qui tam plaintiffs”) to file a lawsuit against individuals and businesses that defraud the federal government. Successful whistleblowers receive 15-30% of the amount the government recovers.
SEC Whistleblower: The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is the federal agency responsible for enforcing the federal securities laws. The Dodd Frank Act created the SEC whistleblower program, which provides a whistleblower reward of 10-30% of the amount the SEC recovers in sanctions. The Sarbanes Oxley Act (SOX) protects whistleblowers from retaliation for reporting violations of any rule or regulation of the SEC.
CFTC Whistleblower: Section 748 of the Dodd Frank Act requires the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to pay a reward to a whistleblower who voluntarily discloses original information covering fraud or unlawful activity, leading to a sanction exceeding $1 million.
IRS Whistleblower: The IRS Whistleblower Office pays tax fraud whistleblowers up to 30% of what the IRS collects in unpaid taxes. There is no limit on what a whistleblower can collect.
Legal Help for Whistleblowers
Gilman Law LLP can assist you in filing a claim involving any type of fraud covered by federal or state whistleblower lawsuits. If you’re looking for help exposing fraud and corruption, please contact the whistleblower lawyers at Gilman Law today for your free and confidential case evaluation by completing our online form on the left or call Toll Free at 1-888-252-0048.