US Government Steps Up Effort to Investigate Whistleblowers’ Claims

It’s been a long time coming but whistleblowing is almost “in fashion.”

The U.S. Department of Justice has announced a renewed commitment to preserving “a strong and effective False Claims Act.” According to Acting Associate Attorney General Stuart Delery, there is significant benefit to government and whistleblowers (and their attorneys) working together to out corruption relating to taxpayer-paid programs.

In September of 2014, around $13 million was recovered in successful false claims cases. In fact, civil recoveries stemming from whistleblower cases are averaging around $3.7 billion a year. And, that’s just the recovered funds; criminal fines and other collected monies are in addition to that figure.

The bottom line is that honesty pays – as does the courage to stand up for what you know is fair and right. If you are aware of conduct that is leading to fraud against the government, you should speak with an experienced attorney who can help determine if you do have a case. Whistleblowers are entitled to a portion of the funds recovered in a false claims act case; this means you could very well be paid for your good integrity.

Contact Begelman & Orlow for a free consultation about your whistleblower case. We will discuss your suspicions and, if we determine you do have a case, we will be by your side the entire time, protecting your rights.

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