Did Your Employer Cheat the Federal Government?
The False Claims Act is a federal law that punishes people and companies who defraud the government. If you have information about your employer cheating the government, you may be eligible for a significant financial award. (read more)
The False Claims Act ordinary citizens to file complaints against fraudsters on behalf of the government. These citizens usually work for the company they report for fraud and are referred to as "whistleblowers." The False Claims Act makes it illegal for companies to take any actions in retaliation against the whistleblower. The Act also provides a financial reward for whistleblowers.
Many False Claims Act cases involve fraud in the medical and healthcare industries, but fraud occurs in many industries. Here are some examples of False Claim Act violations:
- Lying to Medicare or Medicaid, such as facilities that bill for services they did not provide, inflate the cost of the services provided, provide unnecessary or unauthorized medical services, or bill for professionals providing services when non-professionals actually provide the services (such as a dental hygienist performing a teeth cleaning, but the bill indicates a dentist performed the service and billed his rate);
- Scams that offer free grants for education;
- Construction companies working on state highways billing the government for materials not used;
- Business kickbacks or rewards;
- Claiming unused materials or labor from defense forces;
- Giving untrue information when applying for a government grant or program;
- Using lower quality materials than contracted and billed for;
- Government staff claiming pay for hours that they did not work; and
- Buying or taking property that belongs to the government
If you believe that your company or someone at your company is violating the False Claims Act by committing fraud on the government, you can contact us for a free confidential consultation. We will evaluate your claim to determine whether your company is breaking the law and committing fraud. We will also know how to protect you against any potential retaliation by your employer. If we determine you have a potential claim, we will speak with you to discuss examples of False Claims Act violations and your options so you can move forward with confidence.
To determine whether you are eligible to receive compensation, please fill out the form below. An attorney will confidentially review your submission at no cost to you.
If you would like to speak directly with a lawyer, please call Marie McCrary at 970-590-1394.