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What Can You Expect to Be Rewarded in a Whistleblower Case?

Your courage in coming forward may entitle you to a reward.

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When an organization cheats the government, it cheats everyone. The government provides services for the public, and when fraud is committed against the government, there is less money to pay for those services. Our government has recognized and rewarded the bravery of citizens who report fraud against it since the end of the Civil War when the Lincoln Administration passed the False Claims Act (FCA). When you report theft from the government, you are joining a list of respected patriots who felt that it was their duty to speak out.

 

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What is a whistleblower reward?

A whistleblower reward is a potential financial incentive for individuals who observe fraud against the government to disclose information about the illegal activity.

Whistleblowers help stop fraud against the government. When they see wrongful acts, they don’t step aside or look the other way. Instead, they speak up. And, sometimes, their efforts can recover millions of dollars for the government – funds that provide the services and protection that we, as a society, depend on. Whistleblower rewards can compensate whistleblowers for the courage and effort it takes to speak out against corruption against the government.

How much will I receive as a whistleblower?

There are several different types of whistleblower claims and related rewards that can be awarded to people who have the courage to report fraud against the government. The possible rewards will vary depending on the type of claim you have and on how extensive and detailed the information, evidence, and assistance provided is.

The majority of whistleblower claims are filed under the False Claims Act. Under the FCA, whistleblowers can receive up to 25% of the recovery in successful cases where the government intervenes and up to 30% in successful cases where the government has chosen not to intervene.

FCA rewards are calculated on the amount of the recovery, not the amount that the government lost due to the fraud. And under the FCA, the government may collect “treble damages” – up to three times the amount of money it lost to the fraud. The rewards for whistleblowers can be significant.

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Regardless of whether your fraud claim is about an FCA, IRS, SEC, or NHTSA violation, there are specific requirements that must be met in order to collect a reward. Talk to a knowledgeable whistleblower attorney about the possible reward associated with your specific claim.

How can a whistleblower attorney help me receive a whistleblower reward?

An attorney who handles whistleblower/qui tam cases routinely is in a good position to help you try to obtain a reward for speaking out. This involves filing a lawsuit, gathering critical evidence, and presenting your case.

Work with a whistleblower attorney who can guide you through the process and requirements for your specific type of whistleblower claim. Contact Carolina Whistleblower Attorneys today for a 100% confidential conversation about the fraud you suspect. We’ll review your case and can advise you on how, and if, you should proceed.

Our experienced lawyers are here for you – to listen to your concerns, counsel you about whether it is in your best interest to explore your suspicions further, and stand by you every step of the way. We have developed a detailed “You-First Policy” that spells out our commitment to our whistleblower clients. We believe that whistleblowers deserve to be recognized for their efforts and protected throughout the process. We want to help you do the right thing and try to hold fraudsters accountable for stealing from the government, and we want to see you rewarded for your efforts.

Awards we’ve won

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Whistleblower Attorneys

If you’re wondering if it’s a good idea to speak with a whistleblower lawyer about what you know, let us set the record straight.

  • Corporate ethics hotlines can be risky and may lead to termination. If you’ve already done this, call us immediately.
  • Your coworkers could be aware of the fraud – or complicit in it – and you should not talk to them about it.
  • The first claim to be filed under the False Claims Act can proceed – if you’re not first, you’re at a serious disadvantage and may get nothing (another reason not to speak to your coworkers about it).
  • A confidential discussion costs you a few minutes, but could save you time, stress, and money.

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