Government Fraud Whistleblower Attorney
We can help you file a claim, lawsuit or take other legal action on your behalf
Local, state and federal government agencies and institutions rely on precious government funds to operate and provide essential services to taxpayers, residents, businesses and sometimes even other public institutions. That’s why government fraud is such a serious crime. Instead of such funding going to the government agency that needs the money to operate, individuals or businesses illegally divert such funds for personal gain.
Government officials take these cases very seriously. That’s why the government routinely rewards whistleblowers that report illegal activity. Whistleblowers often receive financial compensation for exposing government fraud. Such rewards are authorized under the False Claims Act, which is based on qui tam law designed to eliminate corruption.
Such laws have very strict guidelines concerning how to report government fraud. In particular, only the first whistleblower that reports a specific instance of government fraud is eligible to receive financial compensation under the False Claims Act’s first-to-file rule. That’s why it’s critical that you talk an attorney who fully understands how the legal system works. That’s why we want to meet with you as soon as possible.
Our dedicated legal team at Brewer & Pritchard, P.C. in Houston has years of experience handling complex cases. We know what evidence to look for when investigating whistleblower claims. We thoroughly understand the laws and legal system governing such cases. We also respect our clients’ privacy and the urgency of such legal matters. That’s why you can count on us to get straight to work on your important case.
What is government fraud?
Government fraud can cover a wide range of illegal activities. Some of the most common types of government fraud cases include:
- Medicaid fraud or Medicare fraud (also often referred to as healthcare fraud)
- Government contracting fraud
- Charging the government for goods or services not provided
- Double billing for goods or services provided to the government
- Overcharging the government for goods or services
- Using inferior products but charging for higher-priced materials
- Prevailing wage fraud (submitting false payroll records to the government, a violation of the Davis Bacon Act of 1931)
These are just some of the different types of whistleblower cases involving government fraud. Whatever type of case you’re dealing with, make sure you fully understand your rights and responsibilities as a whistleblower. Make sure you talk to an attorney today.
What makes whistleblower cases so complicated?
Whistleblower cases involving government fraud can be very complicated legal matters for many different reasons, including:
- The business or individual that committed the fraud denies any wrongdoing.
- The business or individual that committed the fraud claims you did so.
- The business or individual that committed the fraud destroyed evidence.
Whistleblowers who expose government fraud are protected from prosecution under the Whistleblower Protection Act, which was passed in 1989 to protect whistleblowers that work for the government and take action to stop government fraud. This federal law primarily protects government employees from disciplinary action for exposing criminal government activity, including kickbacks, corruption and fraud.
But just because laws exist to protect your rights does not mean your legal case will be straightforward. Many government fraud cases turn out to be very complicated. That’s why it’s critical that you have a lawyer on your side who can look out for your best interests.
Get the help you need for your government fraud whistleblower case
Government whistleblower claims can be extremely sensitive. Often, the business or individual accused of committing fraud will deny doing anything wrong. They’ll also often hire a lawyer to defend their actions and discredit your whistleblower claim.
They don’t intimidate us. We understand how the legal system works and the different laws designed to protect your rights. As your legal team, we will work tirelessly to protect your privacy rights and discreetly investigate your claim. We realize that you may be putting your job at risk by coming forward and reporting government fraud.
People who stand up to government fraud serve a vital role in our society. When you speak out against government fraud, you’re sending a strong and clear message that such illegal behavior will not be tolerated. The work we do with you could prevent similar illegal activity in the future throughout the country.
Take a stand against government corruption. Put your trust in a Texas law firm that puts your rights first. Contact us today. Call (713) 903-2731 or fill out our online inquiry form and schedule an appointment. We’re ready and eager to work with you.