Since 1986, whistleblowers have helped recover more than $27 billion in taxpayer money that was then repaid to the government. That is why we pursue whistleblower cases.
If you work for a company that submits fraudulent bills to government programs like Medicare or Medicaid, there is a way to come forward to expose the fraud and protect yourself. Under federal law, an individual citizen is empowered to bring suit on behalf of the United States government for actions that the citizen believes are fraudulent. These types of cases are known as Qui Tam or False Claims Act Cases (or if tax related – IRS Whistleblower Cases). If the government is able to recover money, the individual who filed the case (known as a “relator”) may be entitled to 15-30% of the government's recovery. More importantly, there are provisions in these laws that protect relators from job discrimination or harassment for reporting the fraud.
False Claims Act cases can run the gamut and include everything from double billing to billing for expensive equipment while providing a cheaper alternative. Yet they all share one thing in common, someone is ripping our government off. The same is true of IRS Whistleblower cases.
Exposing fraud and blowing the whistle can be difficult. We understand that and want to make sure that you are protected during the process.