What is the Whistleblower Protection Act?
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Created in 1989, the Whistleblower Protection Act protects whistleblowers who work for the government and take legal action to stop corrupt government practices or illegal conduct, according to criminal defense attorneys at Brewer, Pritchard & Buckley, PC of Houston. This federal law primarily protects government employees from disciplinary action for reporting criminal government activity, including kickbacks, corruption and fraud.
The Office of the Special Counsel, a federal agency, primarily handles investigations involving violations of the Whistleblower Protection Act. That’s why it’s important to have an attorney working for you if you or your business is the focus of a government investigation into whether your company violated the Whistleblower Protection Act or the False Claims Act.
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The consequences of a whistleblower investigation can be serious. If you or your company have violated the Whistleblower Protection Act, penalties can include significant fines, as well as forfeiture or seizure of assets. In certain extreme cases, you may also be sentenced to jail time in a federal prison.
With so much at stake, it’s critical that you take the whistleblower case against you or your business seriously right from the start. When you contact our law firm, we will provide you with personal attention you deserve and take the time to learn about your case. We don’t take a one-size-fits-all approach toward Whistleblower Protection Act cases. We tailor our strategy to address your specific legal needs. Our detailed approach for Whistleblower Protection Act cases often includes:
- Carefully gathering evidence
- Researching applicable laws
- Reviewing official reports
- Consulting with experts
Don’t take chances with your whistleblower case. Schedule an appointment with our law firm. Our experienced, whistleblower criminal defense attorneys represent clients nationwide. Call 713-209-2950 or fill out our online inquiry form and schedule a case evaluation.