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Can Whistleblowers Remain Anonymous?

Blowing the whistle on wrongdoing is an act of bravery - both because it requires speaking out and because it places the whistleblower in a vulnerable position for retaliation. Retaliating against a whistleblower is illegal. In many cases, so too is the behavior being reported. This is not reassuring. Especially when the actions being reported may involve supervisors or those in a position to harm you and your family financially.

Infographic - Should You Be a Whistleblower?

If you have witnessed fraudulent activity that involved your company or corporation defrauding the government, you may want to choose to be a whistleblower and reveal this fraud to an attorney and the government. Whistleblowers are protected under the Federal Claims Act and can receive a percentage of a cash award or settlement should the case go agains the fraudulent company. Please view this infographic for more information:

What is the False Claims Act?

Because of the federal government's size and the amount of money it can bring to bear on certain problems, it is a tempting target for fraudsters. The False Claims Act, initially passed during the Civil War, imposes financial penalties on companies that defraud federal programs.

 

Qui Tam (Whistleblower) Actions Archives

A study found that doctors commonly prescribe medications for off-label use, but almost never inform their patients of the fact. Using medications in this manner would not meet with approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). All drugs that reach the market have gone through clinical trials in order to determine their efficacy and safety in their intended purpose. Once the FDA feels the medication has met all of its requirements, it then approves the label for the medication. The drug is then used for its intended purpose according to the label.

Whistleblower Cases on the Rise

The number of whistleblower cases against large corporations is on the rise. The Justice Department has collected over $8 billion in these types of cases over the past three years. Some experts expect the number of civil fraud cases and the related settlements to more than double in the next year

Government Arrests 111 People in Medicare Fraud Schemes

Many may believe that they can fly under the radar when scamming the government, thinking that the amount that they take is so small that it will go unnoticed. The government, however, has other ideas and takes schemes to defraud the American taxpayers very seriously. Several medical professionals recently learned just how serious the government protects taxpayer money.

Qui Tam Action Opens Door for U.S. to Sue Medical Device Manufacturer for Submitting Fraudulent Medicare Claims

Implanting Defective Cardiac Devices Compromised Patient Safety, Says DOJ

Thanks to yet another qui tam action under the False Claims Act, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is working to recoup federal dollars from a medical device manufacturer for implanting defective devices in Medicare patients.

False Claims Act Recovers $3.1 Billion in 2010 from Health Care and Drug Industries

Over three billion dollars in stolen money was recovered by the U.S. Department of Justice in fiscal year 2010 - stolen money that was tracked down thanks to whistleblowers.

According to the advocacy group Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund, more than 80 percent of all successful recoveries under the False Claims Act are due to whistleblower reports. The False Claims Act allows third parties, or whistleblowers, to sue contractors suspected of committing fraud against the government.

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