When a person or entity willfully, purposefully, or knowingly defrauds the
government, they may be held responsible if a whistleblower reports the fraud to the government. Each state has its own False Claims Act that, in conjunction with the federal False Claims Act, protects whistleblowers by awarding them with certain types of financial compensation if they are harassed or wrongly treated by their employers or the entity they accused of fraud.
Additionally, successful qui tam lawsuits can provide the whistleblower with 15 to 30 percent of the total amount recovered by the government. Qui tam lawsuits can cover any number of fraud allegations, and they are most commonly brought forward when an individual or entity in the healthcare or defense-contracting sectors willfully defrauds the government. Possible cases may include:
- An individual or company who knowingly makes untrue statements to get out
of paying a legitimate debt
- An individual or company who knowingly overcharges the government for goods or services that were never rendered or delivered
- An individual or company who knowingly makes untrue statements in order for the government to send money to which that individual or company may not be entitled
Get Connected with a Kentucky Whistleblower Lawyer Today
If you work for a government agency or you believe that your employer is willfully defrauding the government, you may be entitled to work with a Kentucky whistleblower lawyer. Contact Attorney Group for Kentucky today for more information about bringing your evidence to light and potentially recovering a financial reward for taking action with help from a Kentucky whistleblower lawyer. Attorney Group for Kentucky can help you determine whether you may be eligible to file a lawsuit in a free, no-obligation consultation. If you are eligible, we can connect you with an affiliated Kentucky whistleblower lawyer. He or she can file a lawsuit on your behalf and assist you throughout the legal process. Call today.