Our Government would have a hard time discovering, halting, and preventing theft if it wasn’t for inside information. A whistleblower does just that; it’s someone like you or me that has inside information pertaining to “dishonest or illegal activity occurring in an organization.”
It’s upsetting to me to think that people who are considering “whistleblowers” are often wrongly considered ”snitches”, “spies”, and so on.
It’s this type of elementary school behavior that’s creating a nation full of hesitant-to-act citizens.
Whistleblowers may be pleasantly surprised; however, when they find out they have many protective rights and even monetary entitlements that make it worth it to speak out.
A Qui Tam lawsuit is a legal pursuance of a person or agency who is committing fraud against the government. These types of whistleblowers are encouraged to share their insider information and supported by the False Claims Act which entitles them to a share of the recovery obtained from stopping the fraud which was reported and investigated.
Luckily for a whistleblower, these Qui Tam lawsuits are kept completely confidential—even from the defending party. A plaintiff can decide to send these lawsuits to the government for further review and investigation, or keep it on a more personal, private level with the attorney that he or she is working worth.
There is one catch, however, to receiving an award for sharing this insider information. The information that you provide has to be original and must lead to an action which results in the recovery of at least $1 million.
Wells Fargo and Bank of America, for example, were recently caught for unlawful actions and financial practices and were sanctioned a civil money penalty of $7.6 million; meaning that it met the minimum requirement over 7 times—any whistleblowers (if any at all) that provided inside information on this investigation would be able to collect an award for their tips, but not all of them know this.
It’s not in the best interest of the government to remind you that you’re owed money. Often times, they might fail to mention it at all. Now you’ve just helped the government recover $7.6 million but you had no idea you could be entitled to a portion of it.
Don’t be hesitant to speak out if you know that fraud is being committed against the government. Don’t let the overwhelming public opposition instill fear into you.
CONTACT OUR CLEARWATER & TAMPA BAY AREA QUI TAM LITIGATION ATTORNEYS
Imagine you work for a corporation that has large amounts of money travel in and out every day. Let’s pretend you hear a rumor of under-the-table payments to employees to avoid taxes and other fees. You may be scared that you’ll lose the job if you report the suspicious activity; you may have been paid to keep quiet.
There are so many different possibilities; regardless of your situation, if you end up providing the government with insider information that leads to the debunking of fraud on an outstanding level, you may be eligible to receive significant financial compensation. Don’t wait another moment; contact the experienced Qui Tam litigation attorneys at Dolman Law Group today. We offer a free consultation and case evaluation and will charge no attorney fees unless we collect the money that you’re entitled to.
Perhaps you’ve already given insider information that lead to large recovery but you were not awarded for your efforts. Speak with us and we can discuss your rights and options.
Dolman Law Group
800 North Belcher Road
Clearwater, FL 33756
Practice Area: Qui Tam Litigation