Fraud against the government hurts all of us. People who report fraud against the government help save U.S. taxpayers billions of dollars and, in return, receive a portion of any money recovered. Insiders or others with special knowledge about schemes to defraud the U.S., state, or local government and with the courage to expose that conduct have powerful allies in the attorneys of Janet, Jenner & Suggs, LLC.
Whistleblower cases, known as qui tam lawsuits, can reveal fraud in many industries including:
For coming forward about a scheme to defraud the government, whistleblowers’ identities are kept confidential under the False Claims Act. As long as the lawsuit is under seal, the whistleblower’s name will not be revealed.
Because whistleblowers typically have extensive knowledge of the circumstances and individuals involved in fraudulent activity, they can help the government identify possible fraud and other violations much earlier than might otherwise have been possible. The sooner the government is made aware of fraud, the sooner they can act to minimize harm to investors, preserve the integrity of the United States’ capital markets, and hold responsible parties accountable.
Federal law acknowledges the courage required to expose fraud against the government by awarding part of the recovery to the whistleblower. This can range from 10-30% of the government’s total recovery. The Federal False Claims Act (FCA) also prohibits an employer from retaliating against employees that report fraud.
Our attorneys have been involved in some of the biggest whistleblower cases in the nation. We were instrumental in holding some of the biggest mortgage servicing companies accountable for fraudulently foreclosing on hundreds of homeowners nationwide. Evidence presented by our attorneys was singled out by President Obama in his announcement of the global settlement, and praised by a U.S. Attorney as helping to “maintain the integrity of the federal mortgage servicing process.”
If you have knowledge of cheating the federal, state or local government, contact us. If you blow the whistle, we’ll make sure it’s heard.