Government Contracting Fraud Lawsuit Lawyer
Any company that is a defense contractor or is contracted to complete a project for the federal government is expected to be ethical in their use of government funds. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. The False Claims Act has been in place since 1863 as incentive for citizens to come forward as whistleblowers on contractors and other entities that misuse federal funds, offering a sizable award and protection for whistleblowers who help uncover government fraud.
Many large corporations and companies obtain government contracts, a lucrative move for businesses, as many government contracts can provide millions of dollars of revenue. However, some of these companies have found ways to make even higher profits by overcharging the federal government for their services. False accounting, fraudulent invoicing and other misuses of government funds can add up to millions of dollars, especially over the course of many years.
Qui Tam Contractor Lawsuits
For those who work for government contractors, there can be an opportunity to identify fraud. As a whistleblower, a worker can come forward to “blow the whistle” on their employer and have protection from the federal government against retaliation. Plus, there is a large financial incentive to become part of a Qui Tam lawsuit against their employer. A whistleblower can receive up to 30% of the recovered funds. Over $30 billion in funds have been recovered under the False Claims Act, and some whistleblowers have received millions of dollars for their information.
If you have witnessed government fraud perpetuated by a government contractor, you may have information that can lead to a government contracting fraud lawsuit. Conley Griggs Partin LLP handles whistleblower lawsuits, and we can advise you on your options. Contact one of our offices in Georgia to schedule a free consultation with one of our Qui Tam legal experts to discuss your claim.