Is a whistleblower compensated?
Our Texas criminal defense attorneys explain how system works
The short answer? Yes, whistleblowers are often financially compensated for reporting allegations of fraud or corruption. Financial compensation for whistleblowers has been the cornerstone of many corruption laws since the 14th century. In 1318, King Edward II financially rewarded people who reported government fraud.
The same concept applies today in the United States. Under qui tam law and the False Claims Act, many whistleblowers receive financial compensation for reporting allegations of fraudulent criminal activity involving government funds or private businesses.
In 1986, U.S. politicians revised the False Claims Act and significantly increased the amount of money whistleblowers could receive as a reward. Since then, billions of dollars in taxpayer funds have been seized and recovered by the government. In many cases, individual whistleblowers have personally received millions of dollars as a reward for their qui tam case.
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