If you believe you have evidence of fraud committed against the government,
consider working with an Arkansas whistleblower lawyer to learn more about your legal options. Attorney Group for Arkansas can help you determine if you are eligible to file a qui tam lawsuit in a free, no-obligation consultation. If you are, we can connect you with a local affiliated Arkansas whistleblower lawyer.
Those who purposefully and willfully defraud the U.S. government may find themselves faced with a lawsuit if a whistleblower can prove that such an action occurred. Laws like the False Claims Act protect whistleblowers from abuse, harassment, or retaliation on the part of their employer; such laws encourage future whistleblowers to step forward by promising protection. If an employer does retaliate, the employer may be responsible for compensating the employee for legal fees, back pay, and other damages.
Hospital staff, defense contractors, and research scientists are among those who have recently been called out by whistleblowers. The cases can include any number of illegal or deceitful actions, including:
- Billing the government for services or products that it did not receive
- Overbilling the government for services or products
- Misrepresenting or changing search results
- Making false claims to avoid paying a valid debt owed to the government
- Overcharging the government
- Making up a false claim in order to receive payment from the government
Congress has recently updated its Securities and Exchange Commission program to include the Consumer Protection Act and the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform. Additional amendments have been made to the False Claims Act to encourage whistleblowers to step forward, to make it easier for qui tam lawsuits to be filed, and to find more potential defendants who may have defrauded the government.
If you would like additional information about filing a qui tam lawsuit to hold an allegedly fraudulent party responsible, contact Attorney Group for Arkansas.
Get Connected With an Arkansas Whistleblower Lawyer Today
Attorney Group for Arkansas wants to help those who believe they have evidence of a person or entity defrauding the U.S. government. He or she can file a lawsuit on your behalf and assist you throughout the legal process. Call today.