We’ve all seen enough movies to know that those who blow the whistle on illegal acts within their companies often face professional retaliation—retaliation that extends to their personal lives and financial security as well.
By putting country above your own needs, you can save American taxpayers billions of dollars, protect service members and federal employees against faulty or damaged equipment, and thanks to the qui tam provision of the False Claims Act, receive a percentage of the financial recovery which could total in the millions!
Congress passed the False Claims Act in 1863 to impose liability on contractors who defraud the government. The FCA was a direct response to the hundreds of companies that followed the Union army around the country, selling them faulty rifles and ammunition, damaged equipment, sick horses, and rancid provisions.
The qui tam provision of the FCA not only protects whistleblowers who bring unethical federal contractors to the government’s attention, but compensates them for putting their own careers at risk. Thanks to these whistleblowers, in 2018, the Justice Department recovered $2.8 billion from cases involving fraud and false claims against the government. Parallel laws in Missouri and Illinois also offer similar remedies and protection for those who expose contractors that steal from the state.
Because of the military bases and large number of government contractors in the St. Louis region, the risk for deception is especially high in our area, and Missouri and Illinois employees have to be especially diligent in identifying any of the following deceptive practices:
If you suspect improprieties in your place of business, it’s important to consult with a qui tam lawyer before moving forward with your concern to ensure your identity is kept under wraps.
The whistleblower attorneys at Cueto Law are experienced in qui tam law and sensitive to the many concerns whistleblowers in St. Louis and Southern Illinois have. To determine if you have a case, contact Cueto Law at 618-277-1554. And as with all the clients we represent, you won’t pay unless your case is won.