The False Claims Act protects and rewards whistleblowers who report fraud against the government. The most common types of fraud against government programs are Healthcare Fraud, Medicare Fraud, Medicaid Fraud, and Government Contract Fraud.
BEFORE deciding to become a whistleblower, it is important know the following:
- To be eligible to receive an award under the False Claims Act, the whistleblower must be the Original Source of the information. Simply put, the whistleblower must be the first person to report the fraudulent conduct.
- Is the fraud systemic or is it just one bad actor in a company? Unless the bad actor is a small company, the government is more likely intervene in the case if the fraudulent conduct is systemic throughout the company.
- Because claims under the FCA require whistleblowers to file claims on behalf of the government, whistleblowers must be represented by counsel.
- Anyone with knowledge of fraud against the government may become a whistleblower.
- The FCA protects whistleblower against workplace retaliation.
Miller Law Group has experience protecting whistleblowers under the False Claims Act. It is important to speak with an experienced whistleblower lawyer before reporting the fraud.
For a free consultation, contact us or call 919-348-4361.