The False Claims Act (FCA) was originally passed during the Civil War, but was amended in 1986 and gives citizens a potential monetary reward for reporting fraud. Typically, the individual who has reported the fraud is an employee or former employee of the corporation in question. This individual, known as the “relator,” is the whistleblower.
Once the “whistle is blown” as it were, the Department of Justice will review the case and decide whether or not it wants to intervene. Since the 1986 amendments, whistleblower attorneys have been able to revoer over $12 Billion.
You will want to contact a whistleblower attorney for healthcare fraud (medicare, medicaid, drug corporation) or other government contracting frauds. A good attorney can represent your case and help you learn the details of being a relator in the case.
Turning a corporation in for fraud does not need to be a daunting process with the help of an experienced whistleblower attorney. It can be financially beneficial to you as the relator, and is also of beneficial to your country. If you suspect fraud and are interested in filing a claim, don’t hesitate to contact a whistleblower attorney.