The New Jersey False Claim Act applies to any company or individual that engages in business with the state government. Companies or individuals choosing to do business in the Garden State should be aware of what is prohibited by the NJFCA. If any of these acts are uncovered and reported by a “whistleblower,” the offending company may face a costly battle not only for legal fees, but in having to pay back up to three times the money that they received as a result of their bad conduct along with other penalties.
The following acts, among many others, are prohibited by the NJFCA:
- Knowingly presenting a fraudulent claim for payment to the state
- Making or using false information to get a claim paid by the state
- Conspiring to defraud the NJ government
- Retaining government funds which were received or retained as a result of false statements to the government of New Jersey.
Many businesses find it to be extremely lucrative to do business with the government. However, any companies involved in doing government work should have a corporate compliance program in place to protect the business from committing acts that violate the False Claims Act
If you are aware of one of these wrongdoings, you may be entitled to compensation for blowing the whistle. Contact the qui tam specialists at Begelman & Orlow, P. C. at 866-627-7052 to discuss your case for free.