Whistleblowers and the Federal False Claims Act
The federal government's False Claims Act contains qui tam, or whistleblower, provisions that allow citizens to sue government contractors for fraud on behalf of the U.S. government. If you are an employee, an officer or a director of a corporation you believe is engaged in an act of government fraud, hire an experienced attorney.
It's time to speak up and protect yourself before it's too late. Call Engel & Engel in Baltimore at 800-566-6565 or contact us online. All communications with our law firm are strictly confidential.
Awards for Whistleblowers
According to the federal False Claims Act, a whistleblower case hinges on whether or not fraud has been intentionally committed. If you have proof that fraud has been knowingly and purposely committed against the government, you are eligible for an award of between 15 and 30 percent of funds recovered.
The most common type of fraud against the U.S. government is Medicare and Medicaid fraud perpetrated by doctors, nursing homes and other medical providers. In these cases, the health care providers fraudulently obtain Medicare and Medicaid funds they are not entitled to.
At Engel & Engel, we also represent whistleblowers with knowledge of procurement fraud. This type of fraud involves government contractors failing to provide what was contracted for, for the purpose of saving money, and contractors guilty of price hiking.
For a free and confidential consultation, contact our lawyers at Engel & Engel. We can help you begin to right the wrongs you have witnessed. Call us toll free at 800-566-6565. We represent whistleblowers in qui tam litigation in Maryland and nationally.