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Fraud Against The Government - I Need A Whistleblower Lawyer

Have you witnessed fraud against the government?

In the last few years, there has been an increase in the number of cases filed by whistleblowers--people who have information that fraudulent claims for payment have been made or are being made to programs paid for by the government.  Other whistleblowers have information about securities fraud or tax fraud.  Often, though not always, the whistleblower learns of the fraud through his/her employment.  Where a payment from the government is involved, the programs at issue can be paid for by the United States government or a state government or sometimes both.

Do I have enough information to file a Whistleblower/False Claims Act Claim?

Whether the payment is in fact fraudulent and a proper basis for a false claims action is not always clear.  An experienced false claims act lawyer can analyze the information you have to see if you have adequate information.  An experienced false claims act attorney can also consider whether it is of the type needed to file a false claim case.  For example, not every piece of false information is enough to claim fraud against the government and file a whistleblower case.  The false information on which the claim is based must be material.  In very general terms, that means the falsity is something the government would care about.  Put another way, there must be consideration of whether the government would have paid the claim even if had it known the information was false before the claim was paid.

Whether your claim is related to a government payment, tax fraud or securities fraud, an attorney who has handled false claims action will help present your claim in the best possible way.

Berger & Montague Has Intake Procedures to Protect Whistleblower Client Confidentiality

In response to a phone call or contact through the Berger & Montague website, an attorney or paralegal will contact you to get necessary information about the fraud you have observed.  From this very beginning stage, we are sensitive to your need for privacy and confidentiality, both to protect you and to avoid disclosures that could adversely impact your potential whistleblower lawsuit.

When you leave contact information either in a voicemail message or through the website, please indicate whether it is OK for someone to call back and identify him or herself as a lawyer.  Think about whether you are leaving a work number, or work email address, or other means of contacting you that might be viewed by other people.  If you get a response back that seems a bit vague, without even mentioning the name of our law firm, or the nature of the call, remember that we are just being sensitive about  discussing issues or leaving messages.  It is critical for people to come forward in protection of government funds that are being falsely collected, so we strive to provide as much whistleblower protection as we can to the people who take that initiative.  Whether you are blowing the whistle against a current employer, or a customer, or a supplier, we aim to avoid those little slips that lead to someone questioning you about your contacts with us.  The attorneys at Berger & Montague will be happy to discuss with you the entire process of investigating and filing a qui tam suit in as discreet a fashion as possible in each instance.

Contact Us To Learn More

If you have discovered evidence of government fraud, contact an experienced False Claims Act attorney before blowing the whistle. You may be entitled to a substantial reward and the legal protections afforded to whistleblowers under state and federal laws. The attorneys of Berger & Montague are nationally recognized experts in Whistleblower/Qui Tam actions with over a decade of experience pursuing these complex fraud cases. For more information or to schedule your confidential consultation, use the form on this page or call us at 1-800-424-6690.

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For further reading:

SEC Whistleblower Lawyers & The Dodd-Frank Act
Life of a Qui Tam Lawsuit & Why You Want the Government to Intervene
What is the False Claims Act?
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: False Claims Act Broadens for Qui Tam Relators

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