Taxpayers, no matter what country know that the funds they pay to the government are used productively for the advantage of all the citizens. But there are some greedy companies which try to defraud the government by bringing in more profits for them. Not only this breaks the trust, but it forbids those funds which can be used for other programs. It is also deemed fraud and illegal. Businesses commit fraud by presenting a fraudulent claim for payment to the government, use fake records or statements to get paid for the claims or use false records to hide or prevent paying money to the federal government.
This is where whistleblower comes to the rescue and bring these fraud companies to justice. It takes a person with knowledge of the company’s action, this can be a former or a current employee, customer or a vendor who has the bona fide info that can be used for the claim. It is not mandatory for the whistleblower to be personally harmed by the actions of the defendant, it could only be the federal funds involved and it’s a substantial fraud. In this way the whistleblower becomes a part of qui tam suit under the federal and state False Claims Act. Sometimes, Justice Department also intervenes in the litigation. Whistleblower needs to get in touch with a whistleblower law firm to file a claim.
Albeit, it may cause some snafus along the way like personal hardships and emotional turmoil, almost every whistleblower feel that they carry a moral mandate to step ahead divulging about some kind of fraud, abuse or waste of public money that they have witnessed. They may also believe that these very offenders are getting away with something. Whistleblowers aim to do the right thing to make sure that the taxpayer dollars are used productively.
Apart from the ethical victory, the whistleblower is also rewarded financially. If you win the case, you could get a percentage of funds that is recovered by the government. The amount could be 15 to 30 percent that excludes the amount of recovery of any attorney’s fees that were incurred to put this case into action. As the damages assessed against the guilty company can be a fortune, the whistleblower could be rewarded handsomely.
If you come across any possible wrongdoing and have an actionable cause, then seek an attorney that has a knack for filing qui tam suits. You will be proud of divulging an area of abuse, making sure that the taxpayer dollars are used productively and rendering justice to the fraud companies. You may also end up with earning a fortune to render your future secure.