As a citizen of the United States, you are provided the opportunity to bring a claim against a government agency or private company that you know, or believe, is defrauding the federal government. If you choose to bring such a claim, you will be provided qui tam protection under the Federal Civil False Claims Act (FCFCA).
At Alan Lescht and Associates, P.C., we have the knowledge and experience to effectively present your qui tam case. We are committed to ensuring full qui tam protection for any individual involved in these suits.
There are stringent time requirements to filing a qui tam suit. If you believe the U.S. government is being defrauded by a contractor or agency, do not wait. Bring your concerns to an employment law firm committed to providing you with sound advocacy.
Our country is built upon the principle "by the people, for the people." Our government fully supports individuals who want to help make this country run as it should. It also wants to help individuals feel empowered to take the steps necessary to help stamp out fraud, and the government recognizes the personal risk you are taking in blowing the whistle.
As a result, the FCFCA allows federal government employees to receive a percentage of any recovery attained in a qui tam, or whistleblower, case. You will receive federal qui tam protection for any claim involving defrauding the government, including over-pricing and fraudulent billing practices. You can bring such a claim against your federal employer or any government contractor.
We understand the toll that blowing the whistle can take on your career and your reputation. As a result, we work diligently to protect your reputation throughout the process. When you meet with an attorney at our firm, your consultations will remain confidential.
Additionally, the initial filing of a qui tam claim is sealed. This means that your identity will be concealed from view during the investigation. Even the individual or entity that has been accused will not know that he or she is under investigation while the case is sealed. This seal only remains in effect for the first 60 days, though it can be extended for good cause. This can give you time to prepare before the accused learns of the case.
To receive the qui tam protection and any potential financial recovery, you must file suit under the False Claims Act. This law can be confusing. An experienced attorney at our firm can help walk you through the requirements of bringing this type of claim. We can also ensure that your rights and interests are protected at all times.
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