Fighting For Whistleblower Protections
Fraud on the part of government contractors is costly for us all. Every United States taxpayer has an interest in seeing that such fraud is exposed and prosecuted.
Washington, D.C., attorney Joseph, Greenwald & Laake, PA, has extensive experience in representing honest people who see fraud in their workplaces.
Federal Law, False Claims And Whistleblower Protections
The federal False Claims Act and its Qui Tam provisions provide compensation for Qui Tam whistleblowers, who may collect up to 30% of the amount recovered from the fraudulent activity. The False Claims Act also protects whistleblowers against retaliation on the part of his or her employer.
In the last 20 years, federal Qui Tam cases have been an exceptionally effective way of uncovering a wide range of types of financial fraud, bid rigging and billing fraud in a variety of government programs.
Joseph, Greenwald & Laake, PA, has handled a wide range of whistleblower/qui tam claims, including:
- Fraud on the part of large defense contractors
- Fraud on the part of health care providers, including Medicare fraud, Medicaid fraud and pharmaceutical fraud
- Providing inferior parts, including parts installed in government jets, while billing the government for the higher quality product specified in the contract
- Paying employees less than the wage specified in a government contract but billing the government at the contract rate
- Billing the government for the same consultant at several worksites, resulting in overbilling
- Oil and gas underpayments
- Billing for environmental cleanup and testing when work was not done or was not done according to contract specifications
- Misrepresentations made to enter into minority contractor set-aside programs
Staying At The Cutting-Edge Of Changes In The Law
Under President Obama, a number of new laws and legislative initiatives have impacted the workplace. Whistleblower protections have been expanded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Additionally, the Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act (FERA) has broadened the scope of what constitutes a false claim and changed the definition of a financial institution to include mortgage companies.
Contact Qui Tam, Whistleblower, False Claims Act Lawyer
If you know of government fraud and would like to speak with experienced false claims act attorney, contact Joseph, Greenwald & Laake, PA, today to arrange a free initial consultation. He will be happy to counsel you on how to proceed in order to protect yourself while pursuing action under the federal False Claims Act. Reach the firm in Greenbelt at 240-297-1782 or by filling out the online contact form.