The Federal False Claims Act allows people like you to sue individuals or entities who have defrauded the U.S. government. When you have evidence that a person, business or contractor has defrauded a federal agency, you have protections and rights.
Examples of fraudulent behavior include presenting the government a false claim for payment, using a false record to get payment you don’t deserve, conspiring with others to get unmerited payment or using false records to avoid an obligation to pay money to the government.
You Are Protected
If you have proof that a person or entity has engaged in these or similar fraudulent behavior with a federal program, such as Medicare, Social Security or defense contracts, the Federal False Claims Act gives you the right and protections you need to help the government recover lost funds. Moreover, as a whistleblower, you may be entitled to a share of the proceeds as a reward for your intervention.
What You Can Do
Any person with evidence of fraud against a federal government agency can file a claim on behalf of the U.S. government. However, the process of filing and pursuing a lawsuit under the Federal False Claims Act is complex. That’s why it is always best to get professional legal guidance and counsel. The Employment Law Office of John H. Haskin & Associates, LLC is here to help you every step of the way. Contact us now for your free initial consultation.
What Is the Government’s Role?
The government has a right to intervene and join your Qui Tam case. Moreover, the government may choose to investigate the matter without public knowledge. This part of the process can last months or years. Once a settlement, often three times the government’s original losses, has been reached, you may be entitled to receive 15 percent to 25 percent.
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