Boston Government Fraud Attorney
Government fraud is committed when a company or individual knowingly attempts to obtain unwarranted funds from the government. Reporting acts of fraud against the federal government committed by your employer may be difficult, but there are laws in place to protect you.
The Boston government fraud attorneys at Janet, Janet & Suggs are experienced in handling Boston whistleblower claims and violations of the False Claims Act and understand the burdens you might feel while filing one of these claims. Through a free and confidential consultation, we can help you determine if you have a case.
False Claims Act
Any act of fraud committed against the government falls under the False Claims Act. This piece of legislation was designed to protect the government from contractors and businesses attempting to sell overpriced or defective products and services. It also incentivizes and protects individuals who come forward with evidence of fraud.
Because qui tam lawsuits are filed by individuals on behalf of the government, whistleblowers are entitled to 15 to 30 percent of the damages recovered from a successful case.
Any employee who reports an act of fraud against the government is guaranteed protection from retaliation and harassment. If this occurs, the individual can be compensated in the form of:
- Reinstatement to any lost job title or assignment relocation
- Double back pay
- Compensation for any costs during the process, including litigation and attorney fees
Our Boston government fraud attorneys are experienced in handling federal qui tam lawsuits and protecting the rights of employees who alert authorities to wrongdoing in their workplace. We can also help make sure you receive the maximum compensation you deserve if you bring a successful claim.
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Examples of Government Fraud
While there are safeguards designed to prevent fraud from occurring, violations of agreements and financial deception still happen. Common acts of fraud committed against the government include:
- Inflating prices for services
- Accepting, purchasing or selling goods to an unpermitted government employee
- Misrepresenting the cost of labor and materials
- Healthcare fraud
- Military contactor fraud
- Procurement fraud
- Medicare fraud
- Public works contract fraud
- Providing faulty or defective products
- Billing for services never provided
- Filing false records or claims
- Overcharging for medical benefits
If you have knowledge and proof of these types of acts being committed against the state or federal government, do not hesitate to alert the proper authorities. Having legal representation on your side is important during this process. Our Boston government fraud attorneys are well-versed in qui tam laws and can guide you every step of the way.
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Why You Need a Lawyer to File a Claim for Government Fraud
When filing a whistleblower claim under the False Claims Act, it is important to have legal representation in order to guide and protect you through the process. There are specific rules you will need to follow in order to file a qui tam lawsuit. Your attorney can help make sure you follow the appropriate procedures for filing a claim, including:
- Filing the claim before the government or a private party has already filed a lawsuit for the same violation.
- Having concrete evidence that supports your claim.
- Reporting the violation within six years of when the act first occurred or three years after the government should have known about the violation.
A qui tam claim must be confidentially filed under seal in a federal district court, with an attorney present. A copy of the claim, with a written disclosure statement of all material evidence and information in your possession, must be confidentially provided to the U.S. Attorney General and the U.S. Attorney for the district that the complaint was filed in.
Having an attorney experienced in handling qui tam lawsuits will also help ensure you are protected from any harassment or retaliation you may receive for reporting this information. Our Boston government fraud attorneys are experienced trial lawyers and have decades of combined experience in handling whistleblower lawsuits. We will provide you with dedicated and professional representation throughout the entire process.
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Contact our Boston Government Fraud Attorneys
When reporting an act of fraud against the government, you do not have to go through it alone. Our Boston government fraud attorneys will provide you with the knowledge and guidance you need in order to ensure that those who committed the act are brought to justice.
If you wish to file a claim, speak with one of our attorneys in a free, confidential consultation to review your claim and determine if you have grounds for a case. We work on a contingency fee basis and charge no fees unless you are awarded compensation or receive a favorable outcome.