The federal government and state governments are our country’s largest consumer of goods and services. Companies that provide the good and services must operate in good-faith, and refrain over charging, abusing or committing fraud.
The False Claims Act (FCA) protects and rewards those individuals who blow the whistle on fraud and/or abuse against the government. Overcharging for products or goods is a common form of abusing the system when contracting with the government. State and federal government rely of whistleblowers who obtain information about fraud being conducted to help uncover said fraud and abuse. To incentivize whistleblowers, the False Claims Act allows the whistleblower to receive up to 30% of any monetary recovery.
The FCA also protects whistleblowers from retaliation from their employer for exposing illegal practices.
In 2013 Congress passed the NDAA to fight fraud, gross waste, gross abuse, or dangers to pubic safety in the Defense Department. The NDAA permanently covers all Defense Department and NASA contractors, subcontractors, grant recipients, and their employees. Whistleblowers are protected from retaliation for reporting what the employee reasonably believes is gross waste, fraud, or abuse. Additionally, whistleblowers may receive up to 30% of any recovery as an award for reporting
If you are aware of fraud or illegal activity involving government contracts, contact Miller Law Group for a free consultation.
At Miller Law Group, PLLC, we are guided by the principle of attaining justice for people who have been wronged in their personal or professional lives. To learn more about our services or to schedule a free initial consultation, contact us today by calling 919-348-4361 or by email. We look forward to making you a part of our team.