Whistleblower as a Public Service
Washington DC Qui Tam Attorneys
Becoming a whistleblower is a courageous act of public service and patriotism. If you, as a responsible taxpayer, become aware of a scheme to defraud the government, you not only have a duty to report it, you have significant incentives as well. The False Claims Act provides:
- Significant whistleblower protections against employer retaliation.
- Generous whistleblower cash awards.
The United States government contracts with millions of private companies and individuals, paying them to provide a wide range of goods and services. In addition to the procurement of goods and services for itself, the government also subsidizes medical care for Americans with low income, senior citizens, and veterans through its healthcare programs Medicare, Medicare, and TRICARE.
Besides providing medical care for millions of Americans, the federal government also spends hundreds of billions of dollars to provide for the common defense.
The government’s resources are limited, and funds must be allocated carefully to ensure that these important programs can operate effectively. Already, Congress is considering major cuts in government programs to reduce spending and cut the fiscal deficit. Unfortunately, there are plenty of unscrupulous companies and individuals who steal scarce taxpayer dollars away from important programs through fraud and false claims.
With so many vendors and corporations receiving payment through government contracts, it may not be surprising that some commit outright fraud while many more manipulate paperwork and billing codes to increase their profits. False claims make government programs seem much more expensive, bloating defense and healthcare budgets with unnecessary, fraudulent spending. With our current fiscal crisis, the government can ill afford to be victimized by fraud and abuse.
The Government Needs Your Help to Stop Fraud
Without the help of citizens such as yourself, it would be impossible for the federal government to investigate, prosecute, and punish any significant fraction of the false claims made each year. Without the time and resources to uncover these often subtle, hidden schemes, the government depends on whistleblowers and their qui tam attorneys to report fraud and abuse. False claims against the government cost taxpayers billions of dollars, and with your help, the government can get that money back on behalf of all of us.
A Commitment to Fighting Fraud
If you choose this courageous path and contact the Washington, DC whistleblower attorneys at Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C., we will guide you through the qui tam lawsuit process and ensure you have the full protection of the False Claims Act. We are proud to represent you in your fight to right the wrongs committed against the American people.
If you have knowledge of fraud or false claims against the government and are interested in becoming a whistleblower, contact our firm by calling (202) 659-8600 to request a free consultation.