The federal government loses billions of taxpayer dollars to fraud committed by those selling products and services to government agencies.
Over the years these cases have brought billions of dollars back to the federal government. From 1987 to 2013, the DOJ estimates the total recovery from these cases, as well as other fraud investigations, totals $38.9 billion dollars. Under the law, relators have been awarded $4.3 billion for playing the vital role in these massive recoveries.
Employees take action
Many of those blowing the whistle are employees who learn their company’s involvement in committing fraud against government agencies. By doing the right thing and trying to stop the fraud, these employees risk retaliation from their employers. Under the law, such retaliation is illegal. The False Claims Act allows a whistleblower to bring claims for his or her own damages suffered because of this retaliation, in addition to any claim to recover money for the government because of the fraud.
If you’re aware of potential fraud against a local, state or federal agency and want to discuss what can be done about it, contact our office for a free consultation with a Keller Grover whistleblower attorney so we can talk about your situation and the best way to move forward.